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Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 June 1961 (USA)
The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

Director:

Boris Petroff (as Brooke L. Peters)

Writers:

Jane Mann (original story), Jane Mann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronnie Burns ... Mickey
Pamela Lincoln Pamela Lincoln ... Pat
Darrell Howe Darrell Howe ... Chet
Judy Howard ... Sandy
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Lt. Mac (as Michael Grainger)
Frank Killmond ... Bobbie
Russ Bender ... Frank (as Russell Bender)
Don Devlin Don Devlin ... Moe
William Salzwedel William Salzwedel ... Duke
Robert Stabler Robert Stabler ... Defense Attorney
John B. Lee John B. Lee ... District Attorney
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Driven to the edge of insanity by the execution of his older brother, Chet is boiling over with hatred. After getting his face slashed in a senseless alley-way brawl, his paranoia begins to paint everyone around him as an enemy. He turns to his sweet younger sister, his slutty girlfriend, and even his old poker buddies for solace, but all of them have real or imagined links back to the ill-fated trial that condemned his brother, thus aggravating Chet's psychosis. After viciously assaulting the prosecuting attorney's son, the troubled youth draws the relentless attention of detective Lt. Mac. Spiraling out of control, Chet commits an arson and then a senseless murder. With Lt. Mac ratcheting up the pressure, Chet sinks deeper and deeper into the bottomless pit of his own psychotic delusions. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Psychotic Killer prowls the night! ... Will he be stopped before he kills again? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA See more »

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UNITEL See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound) (as Glen Glen Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Ronnie Burns. See more »

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Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrring
17 October 2005 | by manicgeckoSee all my reviews

It may be that I am out of touch with 60's movies, but I am still waiting for the psycho. Great plot idea (man going insane over the wrongful death of his brother)- lousy deliverance, and was the dance scene really necessary??? I picked this movie up in a garage sale set of horror schlock and was extremely disappointed in this low budget afterthought of a movie. I couldn't even bring up the energy to make fun of it. The only good thing I can report on this was it was only 70 minutes. one minute longer and the psycho would be running through my house, cruelly torturing my DVD player. Say goodnight Gracie - this movie is toast.


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