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Killing Kind

3.2 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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A man convicted of rape is out for revenge against the girl who framed him and the lawyer. Meanwhile women in the town are meeting gory deaths.

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  • Actors: Ann Sothern; John Savage
  • Directors: Curtis Harrington
  • Writers: Toney Crechales; George Edwards
  • Producers: George Edwards
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Synergy Ent
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JP63TM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,399 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 26, 2003
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The Killing Kind is a powerful and disturbing portrait of a killer, an entry in the genre that has never received anything close to the attention it deserves. This is a film that you will not soon forget. Curtis Harrington's direction is almost mesmerizing in its intensity and poignancy, and standout performances by John Savage and Ann Sothern are more than award-worthy in my opinion. This isn't your typical "look inside the mind of a serial killer" movie; you won't find any visceral gore or killing for the sake of killing. The Killing Kind is instead a psychological masterpiece that may send shivers up the spine of viewers uncomfortable with this particular genre. There is plenty of psychosis to spare in this neighborhood, but the focus of this black hole of doom and gloom is the special relationship between a mother and her only son.
Be ready to watch this movie as soon as you put it in because the opening shots will reach right out and grab you. The first thing you will see is a young lady being thrown beneath a pier, stripped of her clothes, and raped by a gang of hooligans. One young man just stands there, only to be forcibly thrown on top of the girl by his buddies. We see him scream, but we are not really shown what the scream really indicates (although it becomes much clearer later on). This scene sets the stage for the entire movie. Two years have passed since the "incident," and young Terry has suddenly been released from prison, coming home to the boarding house his mother runs. Thelma, his fawning mother, is overjoyed to have her little boy back; she knows her Terry would never have touched that girl - Terry is a good boy.
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Shocking, mesmorizing, & riveting pyschothriller destined for "classic" status, this terrifing and intense movie finally gets the treatment it deserves with what may be it's first ever US dvd release. A wonderful glimpse into the wonderful, wacky, and raw 70's, the "golden age" of horror, the movie dares to take itself seriously, and takes on the daunting task of telling an unattracitve story that revolves around almost entirely unlikeable characters, including a protagonist who's a serial killer. Though there's little graphic violence, some of the scenes which would be considered quite mild by today's standards, resonate in a major way and be forewarned, there are some heavy moments of awkwardness and intense suspense. After years of seeing this collecting dust on the VHS shelves in obscure video stores around the globe, this truly is a hugely welcomed surprise and discovery for a veteran horror cinaphile who's seen every horror film ever made. Great tone, palpable atmosphere, and a really unforgettable performance by the late great Anne Southern, this movie is simply a chilling and disturbing ride and I'm happy to say that my nerves were widly reawakened. Strongly recommended.
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Pretty chilling movie which hits the subject of jail - does it make a man worse - pretty hard. Pretty creepy and worth watching. makes up for the two bad ones i saw earlier. which is why we watch these B films, isn't it. Because of the gem you find every now and then. the one stars are, i'm certain, given by under 30 crowd, where anyghing a little cerebral is too cerebral
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This movie was made in 1973, not 2008 as posted. Poor visual quality, but held my attention throughout. Excellent acting and excellent plot. I especially like suspenseful movies that hold my interest throughout without resorting to profanity, gore, or sex. If it were not for the poor visual quality, I would give it 5 stars instead of 4.
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This is a psychological crime drama guaranteed to please. Well done with excellent cast, picture and sound..
Not one to watch on Mother`s day.
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I really wanted to like this movie. It has a decent plot that would have worked with a more capable director and writer. I'm not sure how much of the failure of this flick to blame on the director, writer, and/or producer. First, the production values are awful. You can barely see much of what's going on here. The chase scene was almost like the scene with Robert Stack in Airplane where he's being driven to the airport. This thing has something to do with a false(?) rape conviction of a young man who is released from prison into the care of his mother. Their relationship boarders on incestuous and is extremely creepy. The mother runs a boarding home for women. A young woman comes to rent a room when she encounters the almost naked son just walking around. Why she chooses to stay is unknown. The neighbor next door is a peeping tom who spies the son watching the new renter undress in her room and then sees him kill the mother's cat because it makes noises that causes the young woman to lower her shade. There is a revenge motive when the son goes after the woman who accused him of rape and the wife of the lawyer who failed to get him off. There are creepy scenes with the peeping tom lady and the renter who try to seduce the son at the swimming pool. And even after he chokes her in the pool, the renter stays, only complaining about her broken shower. Now, by this time, you're probably thinking that this is a version of Psycho. Except the mother is alive and has a pivotable role that ends the movie. Of all the truly bad movies on Amazon, this one might be worth watching if there's nothing else to watch and only if it's a free prime selection. Do not waste your money renting this. It's worth considering as a remake.
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