Friday, October 31, 2014

The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind is a 1973 horror film of the serial killer type and has a heavy element of unhealthy mother/son relationship. The convicted rapist (played by John Savage) returns home to his mother (played by Ann Sothern) after a 2-year prison stay, and bad things happen. Cindy Williams, Luana Anders, Ruth Roman (who was in Hitchcock's Stranger on a Train), Marjorie Eaton (who had small parts in many well-known films and TV shows and who was also a painter), and Peter Brocco (who has a Star Trek connection and Superman credits)  also star. Curtis Harrington directs.

This is worth watching, a very sad movie.

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1000 Misspent Hours says, "it really is a highly effective and often genuinely disturbing film." DVD Talk has a positive review. Gore Girl's Dungeon calls it "more of a psychological drama with some horror elements" and highly recommends it.

2 comments:

  1. That was less scary and more disturbing psychologically than anything else. I actually felt sorry for Terry, even though he was the antagonist, who was both physically and emotionally tortured throughout the film. And I hate to say it, but I think Tina got what she deserved, at least from the film's standpoint (not real life, though, which would make ME a horrible person).

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  2. Very disturbing, I agree. Everybody in that house would've been better off anywhere else.

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