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Director:
Writers:
Hal Sherwood (screenplay) and
Andy Milligan (screenplay)
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A Gruesome Orgy of Human Mutilation! See more »
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Three married couples are forced to spend the night in a Victorian-era house where they start getting killed off by a deranged psycho who's bent on claiming an inheritance they are all entitled to. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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From VHS to VOD #4
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The Ghastly Ones
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Review: Director Andy Milligan's "Nightbirds" (1970), BFI Flipside Release
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Veronica Radburn ... Martha
Maggie Rogers ... Hattie
Hal Borske ... Colin Trask
Anne Linden ... Vicky
Fib LaBlaque ... Rich (as Fib La Blaque)
Carol Vogel ... Liz

Richard Romanus ... Don (as Richard Romanos)
Eileen Hayes ... Veronica (as Eileen Haves)
Don Williams ... Bill
Hal Sherwood ... Pastor Walter
Neil Flanagan ... Lawyer Dobbs (as Niel Flanagan)
Ada McAllister ... Ada
Robert Adsit ... Robert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Baylor ... The Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Milligan 
 
Writing credits
Hal Sherwood (screenplay) and
Andy Milligan (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerome-Fredric .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Andy Milligan (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Milligan  (as Gerald Jackson)
 
Costume Design by
Andy Milligan  (as Raffine)
 
Makeup Department
Jerry Rome .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
James Fox .... settings
 
Sound Department
Andy Milligan .... sound (as Joi Gogan)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Yale .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andy Milligan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Raffine)
 
Other crew
Matt Baylor .... technical director
Willis Reed .... continuity
Samuel M. Sherman .... titles (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blood Orgy" - USA (reissue title)
"Blood Rites" -
"Apaisia terata..." - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Espectros" - Mexico (dubbed version)
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81 min | USA:72 min (DVD version)
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Film debut of Richard Romanus.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: Director Andy Milligan's voice can be heard saying "cutting away, move" during one of the murder scenes.See more »
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Edited into Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) (V)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Ghastly, just Ghastly, 14 August 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

This film was released in the UK under the name Blood Rites. It was banned outright and never submitted again for release.

As The Ghastly Ones, it was supposedly a hit with the horror hungry denizens of New York City's famed 42nd Street Grindhouse circuit. If you are looking for some bloody horror, then you will find it in this film.

Unfortunately to see the developmentally disabled Colin (Hal Borske) chomp down on a live rabbit, you have to put up with shaky 16mm camera work that makes Ed Wood look positively marvelous.

Three sisters are to spend three days in the family homestead with their husbands before the old man's money is disbursed. Naturally, in such a situation, people start dropping dead. Family secrets are exposed and lots of blood is spilled, especially during a gruesome dismemberment.

Maybe it was the bunny bit that the Brits objected to, I know I did.

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