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NIGHT OF BLOODY HORROR (1968) **

Before becoming a staple of TV (Simon and Simon, Major Dad, Promised Land, etc.), Gerald McRaney starred in three horror films for director Joy N. Houck, Jr. In this his film debut, McRaney plays a young man who is suspected of being an axe murderer. He also has blackouts that are preceded by headaches and a trippy psychedelic swirl. The best death scene takes place right after McRaney bones a chick. She goes into confession and gets stabbed in the eye by a priest! In the pseudo-Psycho ending, McRaney’s domineering mother is revealed to be the killer that keeps the dead bodies of her hubby and son preserved in her room. It’s strictly routine stuff, but the deaths are cool and it’s fun to see McRaney in such schlocky surroundings. Beware of the psychedelic-rock-band-filmed-in-negative scene.
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