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They Don't Cut the Grass Anymore (1985)

Two Texas gardeners, who object to Northern attitudes and lifestyles, venture northward to cut lawns, trim hedges, and murder and mutilate Northern Yuppies.


Nathan Schiff


Nathan Schiff


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Smihula John Smihula ... Billy Buck
Adam Berke Adam Berke ... Jacob
Mary Spadaro Mary Spadaro ... Miss Reynolds
Leanna Mangiarano Leanna Mangiarano ... Trixie
Matt Zagon Matt Zagon ... Allen
Maura Del Veccio Maura Del Veccio ... Psychiatrist
Lynn Campagna Lynn Campagna ... Captive Girl
Lisa Stanislaw Lisa Stanislaw ... Girl on Lawn
Edward Schiff Edward Schiff ... Guy on Lawn
Joseph Marzano Joseph Marzano ... Detective Agnosky (as Joe Marzano)
Ed Goldman Ed Goldman ... Jenkins
Laura Ankner Laura Ankner ... Sunbather
Debbie Brown Debbie Brown ... Sunbather
Amy Howard Amy Howard ... Captive Girl
Jackey Foley Jackey Foley ... Girl in Movie


Two Texas gardeners, who object to Northern attitudes and lifestyles, venture northward to cut lawns, trim hedges, and murder and mutilate Northern Yuppies.

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They Don't Cut the Grass Anymore
Written by John Smihula and Nathan Schiff (as N.H. Schiff)
Sung by John Smihula
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18 August 2006 | by keane11180See all my reviews

I am a huge Gore Hound, and read the reviews on IMDb and got this from netflix. I thought I was gonna see a movie that was so bad that it's good. I did not get that at all. The gore is so fake. The intestines are obviously pieces of rope because most of time you see them they are bright white. When they rip the girls' faces off (which is done rather easily I might add) there is a squishing noise that is obviously done with someone's mouth making the noise. I know this is low budget, but it's ridiculous that this even got released. You or I could make this film. I watched the interview with Nathan Schiff on the DVD. He said that this was meant to be a satire with a good script and decent acting behind it. However, he wanted John Smihula in it and he was going into the peace corps in two weeks. So, he had to shoot it in 2 weeks and cut most of the ideas he had and just make it a gore film. He wrote the film quickly and had to use people who had never acted before. Here's an idea Nathan, instead of building the entire movie around John Smihula, why didn't you get another actor who could do it,which would have given you more time to make the movie you claim you wanted to? So, contrary to what people say this is not a gore hounds delight, unless you like obviously fake effects with dolls in plain view. HG Lewis had better effects in Wizard of Gore in 1967.

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23 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Long Island, New York, USA

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Hedge Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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