Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Love Butcher (1975)

3 / 5 Mar '11
Tagline: He turns a quiet neighborhood into a slaughterhouse.
Directed by: Donald M. Jones, Mikel Angel
Written by: Mikel Angel, James M. Tanenbaum
Actors include: Erik Stern, Kay Neer, Jeremiah Beecher
Genre: Horror, Exploitation
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope

Considering it's a no budget sleazy slasher it's actually relatively entertaining...or at least the first half was snicker worthy. Definitely the makers of this film loved Psycho and well who doesn't. The plot is about a man who usually goes by Caleb and wears a balding cap and some googly glasses. He's a polite Gardiner who seems to only tend to the gardens of attractive young females. Caleb has a secret in the form of a murderous alter ego brother he dons for some killing action. The murder weapons...gardening tools of course. Be prepared for many scenes of Caleb arguing with a wig that is his brother. Although I did laugh a fair bit it really does peter out towards the middle and ending and turn into something rather dull. That really is a shame because it is a better film than your average cheap slasher, they did put some personality into this. Worth it for exploitation fans but it definitely wears old before it's 85 minute run time.

Availability:  Not on DVD

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