I like independent films. It’s a respite in the modern public addiction to high dollar entertainment….
In the initiation of a girl into a secret society, she is killed in a game of russian roulette. Years later her sorority sisters are invited to a mansion for a party, but don’t know who is their host.
Michael Caine gives a tour-de-force performance as both the unconventional Dr. Jekyll and his alter-ego, the fiendish Mr. Hyde. Cheryl Ladd stars as his beautiful sister-in-law and the woman he loved…whom Hyde almost destroyed.
Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1949) is an American actress best known for her on-screen horror host persona “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark“. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ wearing a black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation.
The film begins following a moonlit night in the Louisiana Bayou town of Marsh Island as two farmers discover the mauled, dead body of a local resident, an attractive young girl. Sheriff Aaron Whitaker (David Janssen) is called in. The victim’s temperamental brother Lawrence Burrifors (Geoffrey Lewis) arrives at the crime scene and jumps to the conclusion that the girl’s lover committed the murder, a man whose very name her brother does not know. The town’s Dr. Drutan (John Beradino) examines the body and pronounces the girl died of a severe blow to the head caused by a human hand. He tells Sheriff Whitaker, “It looks like you have a murder on your hands.” The sheriff replies, “Just what I needed.”
This might the best movie Larry Buchanan ever made, but that’s not saying a lot. This movie has a farmer, a monster in a cave, and witless victims. What else did you need?