The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind

John Savage
Director: Curtis Harrington Cast: John Savage
John Savage
, Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern
, Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams
Curtis Harrington

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This genuinely perverse horror film stars John Savage as a young man forced to participate in the beachfront gang rape of Sue Bernard by his nasty friends. After two years in jail, he returns to the boardinghouse run by his mother (Ann Sothern), who does things like kissing him on the mouth and photographing him in the shower. Before long, he freaks out and strangles a cat while peeping at a new tenant (Cindy Williams), then almost drowns the poor girl in the pool before slashing her panties with a razor and choking her in the bathtub. He forces Bernard's car off a cliff, then makes his lawyer (Ruth Roman) drink herself stupid at knifepoint before setting her on fire. Savage and Sothern are fabulous and Luana Anders is creepy as the librarian next door who keeps trying to seduce the disturbed man. Quite a twisted little chiller, with several priceless bizarre moments like a dream sequence featuring a diapered Savage in a crib on the beach surrounded by laughing neighbors. The ubiquitous Gary Graver did 2nd unit photography.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2018
UPC: 0814456021829
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Vinegar Syndrome
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 36,924

Special Features

Archival interview with filmmaker Curtis Harrington; "Harrington on Harrington" - a career-spanning interview with Curtis Harrington, directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and Tyler Hubby; Historical commentary track with David Decoteau of and David Del Valle of; Isolated score by composer Andrew Belling

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Savage Terry
Ann Sothern Thelma
Cindy Williams Lori
Luana Anders Librarian
Ruth Roman Rhea
Sue Bernard Actor
Marjorie Eaton Actor
Andrew Belling Conductor

Technical Credits
Curtis Harrington Director
Andrew Belling Score Composer
Tony Crechales Screenwriter
George Edwards Producer,Screenwriter
Geroge Edwards Screenwriter
Sal Grasso Producer
Leon Mirell Producer
Mario Tosi Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Killing Kind
1. Reel 1
2. Reel 2
3. Reel 3
4. Reel 4
5. Reel 5
6. Reel 6

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