Monday, September 18, 2017

The Killing Kind (1973) movie poster

Director: Curtis Harrington

Writers: Tony Crechales, George Edwards

Composer: Andrew Belling

Starring: Ann Southern, John Savage, Ruth Roman, Luana Anders, Cindy Williams, Sue Bernard, Marjorie Eaton, Peter Brocco, Helen Winston

More info: IMDb

Taglne: When They Made the Mistake of Letting Him Out, She Made the Mistake of Letting Him In.

Plot: Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides in and who keeps bringing him glasses of chocolate milk. One of her boarders, Lori, becomes attracted to him. However, while he was serving his prison sentence, Terry developed an interest in rough, violent sex, and gory death. Now, one by one, some of the town's women pop up dead.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Good flick.  It runs a little slow but not so slow that it draws attention to itself.  It's one of those psychological killer flicks where his mental scars run deep and they manifest into urges to kill whether it be for retribution or satisfaction or to recapture a burning memory.  The performances are all good and it's got a good story.  It's not a home run for me but it is good enough and compelling enough to give it a shot.  Nice ending, too.  After watching every movie I always check out IMDb for more on the cast, etc., and I see that the rape victim in this picture is Sue Bernard who most famously played the kidnap victim in FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965).  I should've recognized her. 

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