2.7/10
309
10 user 10 critic

Meatcleaver Massacre (1977)

R | | Horror | March 1977 (USA)
When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Xtro (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport
Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin
The Keeper (1976)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so ... See full summary »

Director: T.Y. Drake
Stars: Christopher Lee, Tell Schreiber, Sally Drake
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Christopher Lee, Bernard Menez, Marie-Hélène Breillat
Dark Places (1973)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom
Jaguar Lives! (1979)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A world's new kung-fu hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs and help save the world from an evil con (Christopher Lee).

Director: Ernest Pintoff
Stars: Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After witnessing a man's death in a bizarre accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.

Director: John Hayes
Stars: Christopher Lee, Sue Lyon, Kirk Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
On-Screen Narrator
Larry Justin ...
Mason Harrue
J. Arthur Craig ...
Detective Wexler
James Habif ...
Professor Cantrell
Robert Clark ...
Sean Allen
Doug Senior ...
Dirk Kramer
Bob Mead ...
Phil Jones
Alisa Beaton ...
Darlene
Pat Nagel ...
Sean's Girlfriend
Woody Wise ...
Doctor
...
Detective Shaye
Undine Hampton ...
Lisette Kremer ...
Tina Cantrell (as Lisette Kramer)
Doug Ely ...
Roddy Cantrell
Maria Arnold ...
Patty (as Natasha)
Edit

Storyline

When a professor specializing in ancient rites and rituals is attacked and his family killed by four of his students, he summons an evil spirit to hunt down the attackers and avenge his family.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Four crazed killers, butchered his wife, son and daughter. From his hospital deathbed he called upon the power of the occult for revenge... And he got it, he really got it! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Moran Chant  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor 'Christopher Lee (I)' qv has said that he had no idea he was appearing in this film. He said that he was hired by a different producer to narrate an entirely different film, and that the producer apparently sold Lee's footage, without his permission, to the producers of this film, who then advertised it as "starring Christopher Lee". He initiated legal action against this film's producers, but withdrew it when he was advised that it would be a long, drawn-out and expensive procedure. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Cantrell: Here ya go Poopers, don't eat my flowers
See more »

Connections

Featured in Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock a Rolla
by Joe Azarello
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheap and psychedelic horror film.
5 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

"Meatcleaver Massacre" starts with long occult monologue of British horror legend Christopher Lee.A famous professor of occultism named Cantrell and his family is attacked in their home by four knives wielding students.Proffesor survives the attack,but his entire family is murdered.Whilst lying and vegetating in his hospital bed Cantrell summons an old Gaelic god to take vengeance on the murderers.And guess what?The killers begin to die one by one in some rather psychedelic ways for example one of them is killed by film projector.Incredibly cheap and delirious horror flick which rarely makes sense.There are some downright hilarious scenes and quite disturbing hallucinations throughout.The atmosphere is strikingly dreamy and nightmarish sometimes.The acting is awful and there is no meatcleaver massacre.6 rusty meatcleavers out of 10 and that's being generous.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Paul Scheer on Why There Are No Bad Movies

Paul Scheer discusses The Disaster Artist and his love of awesomely bad movies. Plus, we dive into the origins of midnight movies and explore how The Room became a cult classic.

Watch now