After hubby Ted goes to work, Ellen putters around the apartment in her nightgown cleaning up. When she takes the trash out, the janitor forces her into his apartment and rapes her. When he... See full summary »
Charles E. Mazin,
Wishman's plot rotates around the maneuverings of a whore who longs for a touch of mink and a seat at the finer tables in life. Blackmail, betrayal, murder and malice are all part of her ... See full summary »
According to director Doris Wishman, the actor who played the monster in Mary's apparition (Louis Burdi) wore his makeup after the filming and scared a man at a toll booth while driving home. The man at the toll booth refused to take the fee from the actor. See more »
Actress Alexandria is credited in the film's on-screen credits as playing "Nancy". In reality, she plays "Bonnie Kent". Actor Larry Hunter is credited as playing "Larry" but his actual role is "Uncle Sebastian". See more »
Legendary exploitation filmmaker Doris Wishman fumbles her way through this inane ode to the slasher film. It's an oddly interesting mess. One does have to give Wishman credit for trying to make something out of nothing, with a bunch of ridiculous scenes and a whole lot of truly terrible acting connected by a voice-over narration. The splatter is absolutely wonderful in its utter tackiness and excess, the music is often wholly inappropriate, and there are a sufficient amount of scenes and moments that are sure to have cult horror aficionados laughing out loud. (A case in point? That decapitation sequence.)
Porn star Samantha Fox is the only "actor" here of anything resembling name value, as she plays Vicki, a young woman fresh out of an insane asylum. It seems that her brother Billy (William Szarka) is trying to send her right back there, and while this is going on, horrific axe murders take place. The intrepid detective on the case, O'Malley, provides all the exposition with his narration.
Wishman also co-edited this, along with Larry Marinelli, and one can only imagine how that process must have gone down, with the two of them assembling *something* resembling a story out of a bunch of spare parts. One good thing is that "A Night to Dismember" is often just surreal, and incompetent, enough to be utterly fascinating in spite of itself. It could conceivably bore some viewers, but others will undoubtedly find it quite funny, and endearingly dumb.
Five out of 10.
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