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Wicked, Wicked (1973)

A tongue-in-cheek psycho movie in "Duo-vision." The entire feature employs the split-screen technique used in parts of Brian De Palma's "Sisters" that same year. As a handyman at a seacoast... See full summary »

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Richard L. Bare

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Richard L. Bare
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Bailey ... Rick Stewart
Tiffany Bolling ... Lisa James
Randolph Roberts ... Jason Gant
Scott Brady ... Police Sgt. Ramsey
Edd Byrnes ... Henry Peter 'Hank' Lassiter
Diane McBain ... Dolores Hamilton
Roger Bowen ... Simmons, Hotel Manager
Madeleine Sherwood ... Lenore Karadyne
Stefanianna Christopherson ... Genny (as Indira Danks)
Arthur O'Connell ... Mr. Fenley, Hotel Engineer
Jack Knight ... Bill Broderick
Patsy Garrett Patsy Garrett ... Mrs. Griswald - Housekeeper
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Fred, Day Clerk
Kirk Bates Kirk Bates ... Owen Williams (as Kirk Bates and The Leaves of Grass)
Maryesther Denver Maryesther Denver ... Adele Moffett - Organist
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Storyline

A tongue-in-cheek psycho movie in "Duo-vision." The entire feature employs the split-screen technique used in parts of Brian De Palma's "Sisters" that same year. As a handyman at a seacoast hotel, Randolph Roberts wears a monster mask while he kills and dismembers women with blond hair. Tiffany Bolling is a singer, Scott Brady is a detective and Edd "Kookie" Burns is a lifeguard. The music is the original organ score for the silent film "Phantom of the Opera." Written by alfiehitchie

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See the hunter, see the hunted - both at the same time! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Squirrel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.65 : 1
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Trivia

Richard L. Bare later complained that the film was under-promoted, claiming MGM owner Kirk Kerkorian was draining the company's savings to fund his Las Vegas casino. See more »

Goofs

As Lisa picks up her glass at the bar, she's seen on both sides of the split-screen, and her movements are slightly out of sync. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: What does it feel like to have your throat cut?
Lisa James: It hurts.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wicked, Wicked
Music by Philip Springer
Lyrics by Irwin Levine
Performed by Tiffany Bolling
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It's not that bad.....
1 October 2000 | by halcyon2000See all my reviews

Wicked, Wicked is unique in that it is shot entirely in DUO-VISION (a gimmick of early 1970's cimena). Brian DePalma used this technique with great success in both Carrie and Phantom of the Paradise. The problem here is that Richard Bare is no Brian DePalma and the story is completely idiotic.

the one saving grace of this film is the moment at which the duo-vision becomes "uni-vision" during the climactic moment of the story. You have to see it to appreciate the greatness of that one shot. Perhaps the director came up with that idea and then made a whole story around it?


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