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Demented (1980)

After being gang raped and institutionalized, a woman suffers nightmares while under the care of her unfaithful husband, and finally snaps when a group of masked youths decide to invade her house.

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Arthur Jeffreys

Writer:

Alex Rebar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sallee Young Sallee Young ... Linda Rodgers (as Sallee Elyse)
Harry Reems ... Matt Rodgers (as Bruce Gilchrist)
Deborah Alter Deborah Alter ... Annie
Kathryn Clayton Kathryn Clayton ... Carol
Bryan Charles Bryan Charles ... Dr. Dillman
Edward Talbot 'Chip' Matthews Edward Talbot 'Chip' Matthews ... Mark (as Chip Matthews)
Mark Justin Mark Justin ... Joker
Robert Brooks Mendel Robert Brooks Mendel ... Joker / Rapist (as Robert Mendel)
Douglas Price Douglas Price ... Joker
Stephen Blood Stephen Blood ... Detective
Bosco Palazzolo Bosco Palazzolo ... Manuel
J. Kelly J. Kelly ... Police Officer
John Green John Green ... Police Officer
Bill Martin Bill Martin ... Rapist
Jay Belinkoff Jay Belinkoff ... Rapist
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Storyline

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband philanders and every little thing frightens her out of her wits. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Revenge is sweet... and deadly.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slay the Joker See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

20th Century Fox passed on picking this film up for theatrical distribution because of the fact that porn star Harry Reems plays the male lead role. See more »

Quotes

Joker: Boy this is a switch, I thought you'd be mad as hell at me.
Linda Rodgers: Mad? Definitely not! Let's just say I'm able to handle the situation.
[He goes to remove his mask]
Linda Rodgers: No no, leave it for now! It turns me on.
Joker: Lady, you are definitely weird.
Linda Rodgers: I *know*.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Truly Underrated Genre Film
13 February 2005 | by gsm1usnSee all my reviews

Have always enjoyed this film - even though it may well have its flaws. Has there ever been an actress that exuded the raw sex appeal (with the possible exception of Dyanne Thorne) of Sallee Elyse? Unbelievable lady, just fantastic. A shame she only appeared in one other film. Not nearly as well-known as "I Spit on Your Grave", but a definite equal, in my opinion. Most hate this movie but I've spent many years trying to find it for sale. The few that are out there are in horrible condition or bootlegs. Was fortunate enough to locate a copy on eBay recently, although still not a factory original. Anyone else out there enjoy it as well?


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