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A Night to Dismember (1983)

Not Rated | | Horror
A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.

Director:

Doris Wishman

Writers:

Judy J. Kushner (story) (as Judith J. Kushner), Judy J. Kushner (screenplay) (as Judith J. Kushner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Fox ... Vicki Kent
Diane Cummins Diane Cummins ... Mary
Saul Meth Saul Meth ... Adam
Miriam Meth Miriam Meth ... Blanche
William Szarka William Szarka ... Billy (as Bill Szarka)
Chris Smith Chris Smith ... Sam (credit only)
Dee Cummins Dee Cummins ... Vicki (credit only)
Larry Hunter Larry Hunter ... Larry (as Norman Main)
Mary Lamay Mary Lamay ... Ann (as Mary Lomay)
Rita Rogers Rita Rogers ... Aunt Bea
Nina Stengel Nina Stengel ... Nina
Frankie Sabat Frankie Sabat ... Frankie
Alexandria Alexandria ... Nancy
William Longo Jr. William Longo Jr. ... Timmy
Rob DeRosa ... Marty (as Robert De Rosa)
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A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up.

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Doris Wishman's Cult Classic ...

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Doris Wishman's A Night to Dismember See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Juri Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of this film was shot in 1977. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Spoofs A Night to Remember (1942) See more »

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Bad enough to make your eyes bleed
2 October 2010 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

According to director Doris Wishman, much of the negative for A Night To Dismember was wiped during processing by a disgruntled lab employee, forcing her to complete the film by re-editing the remaining material together with hastily shot new footage and a god-awful narrative to try and explain what the hell is going on (it fails: within minutes I hadn't a clue what was happening).

I'm not sure if I believe her story (after all, it's so easy to blame someone else for your own incompetent film-making), but if that's really the case, then what that lab guy did was unforgivable—I mean, he had the perfect opportunity to remove the entire thing from existence for good, but the douche-bag still left Wishman enough material to cobble together this abomination!

Anyway, whether Wishman's story is true or not, the fact remains that A Night To Dismember redefines the word 'awful', being a thoroughly incomprehensible, horribly dubbed mess of disjointed scenes that even a liberal sprinkling of unconvincing gore (beheadings, axe murders, finger chopping, a heart removed etc.,) and gratuitous nudity cannot improve.

Some call it 'surreal'; some describe it as 'so bad, it's good'; others call it 'a cult classic'. I call it s**t! Watch at your own risk.


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