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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 inheritence they are all entitled to. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Hilariously crummy. See more (21 total) »

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 
 
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Hal Sherwood (screenplay) and
Andy Milligan (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerome-Fredric .... producer
 
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Andy Milligan (photographed by)
 
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Andy Milligan  (as Gerald Jackson)
 
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Andy Milligan  (as Raffine)
 
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Jerry Rome .... makeup artist
 
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James Fox .... settings
 
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Andy Milligan .... sound (as Joi Gogan)
 
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Jim Yale .... lighting technician
 
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Andy Milligan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Raffine)
 
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Matt Baylor .... technical director
Willis Reed .... continuity
Samuel M. Sherman .... titles (uncredited)
 
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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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Horror author Stephen King claims in his book "Danse Macabre" that this film is "the work of morons with cameras".See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: In several of the fight scenes of the film, the crew and their cameras and sound equipment are visible. There are also moments when the director can be heard softly reminding the actors of their lines.See more »
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Hilariously crummy., 25 November 2011
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

People who totally dig micro budget see-it-to-believe-how-bad-it-is schlock will probably enjoy Andy Milligan's "The Ghastly Ones". Supposedly a period piece, it brings together three couples in an old house for the reading of a will, where they will exist "in sexual harmony" for three days. Unfortunately, a brutal psycho has other ideas - first "marking" them by painting X's in blood, and then offing them. While technically quite a short movie (running approximately 72 minutes), it feels longer than it is, with a lot of talk. It may require some patience on the part of some viewers, therefore, in order to get to the good stuff, such as it is - with oh so tacky bargain basement gore (A Sno ball stands in for an eyeball!), a dose of (rather tame) sex, a priceless supporting character in the form of Hal Borske's half wit hunchback Colin (whose idea of fine cuisine is amusing, to say the least) and a not particularly compelling "Who is the killer?" mystery, which some people may well figure out early on. The characters are insipid and inspire appropriately insipid performances. (It's worth noting, though, that one actor in this bunch had a pretty good career for himself after this: co-star Richard Romanus's next film was Scorsese's "Mean Streets"!) That doesn't mean, however, that they aren't entertaining in their own way. Neil Flanagan, the star of Milligan's subsequent movie "Guru, the Mad Monk", is a riot as the aged, gnarly old lawyer. The movie itself is likewise inept enough to prove itself a real hoot. In fact, one can even hear Milligan calling out directions in the background; when a character is set afire, he can be heard saying, "Get down!" Milligan himself supplied the costumes, having ran his own clothing store named Raffine. Even while somewhat sluggish, this movie does deliver some good entertainment for bad movie buffs and some real laugh out loud moments. Five out of 10.

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