The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind

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

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2007
UPC: 0030306814698
Original Release: 1973
Source: Dark Sky Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 55,040

Special Features

Interview with Curtis Harrington

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Killing Kind
1. I Can't [3:13]
2. Back Home [6:41]
3. The Two Musketeers [6:12]
4. Photographs [7:49]
5. I Wish All the Boys Were Like You [6:45]
6. Rat Trap [5:08]
7. A Way With Words [7:41]
8. You Can't Even Play It [4:49]
9. Saying Hello [6:21]
10. Done Drinking [6:10]
11. Questions With Questions [9:10]
12. Are You Shy? [5:17]
13. It's Dark [7:36]
14. The Dump [5:49]
15. Sleep [5:39]
16. End Credits [:44]

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