Monday, April 23, 2012


Millie Perkins (whose first role was as Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)) stars as Molly, a very disturbed woman who castrates and kills men with a razor blade.  She hallucinates, has flashbacks about her father and is topless a lot.  The story is not very convoluted but the script by Robert Thom (Death Race 2000 (1978)) is very good and the movie is compulsively watchable.  I think one reason for this is the way different sequences are filmed - it helps put you into Molly's mind.  I definitely did not expect the final revelation about Molly's father.  The two people's names I recognized in the credits were George "Buck" Flower (for once not playing a bum and looking pretty clean cut as a police detective) and Roberta Collins (from those 70's Roger Corman women-in-prison movies).  Director Matt Cimber started off in 1968 with the Jayne Mansfield movie Single Room Furnished.  In the 80's he made two movies with Pia Zadora, Butterfly and the entertaining Fake-Out, then went on to make two adventure movies with Laurene Landon.  He stopped directing for over 20 years, but he's back in business now and has a new movie due out in 2013!

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