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The Psycho Lover (1970)

R | | Crime, Horror | March 1970 (USA)
A psychiatrist plots to murder his wife, but with a new twist: he will brainwash a patient he is treating into committing the crime.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lawrence Montaigne ... Kenneth Alden
Jo Anne Meredith Jo Anne Meredith ... Valerie Alden
Elizabeth Plumb Elizabeth Plumb ... Stacy
Frank Cuva Frank Cuva ... Marco Everson
John Vincent John Vincent ... Morlock
Sharon Cook Sharon Cook ... Debbie
Diane Jones Diane Jones ... Patricia
Luanne Roberts Luanne Roberts ... Pamela
David Astor David Astor ... The Counterman
Lynn Lyon Lynn Lyon ... The Dancer
Judy Lang Judy Lang ... Trish
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Valerie's Doctor
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A psychiatrist plots to murder his wife, but with a new twist: he will brainwash a patient he is treating into committing the crime.

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The voice...The voice was there...Always there...Driving him to perform acts...Brutal acts...Against women he wanted to love. See more »

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Crime | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lovely Touch See more »

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Taos-Libra Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 15 (1996) See more »

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A Woman
Written by Gary Le Mel (uncredited), Norma Green (uncredited) and Jim Helms (uncredited)
Sung by Gary Le Mel and Ginger Blake
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Nasty shocker has energy and style to spare.
26 April 2002 | by marshall cristSee all my reviews

Dare I confess to admiring this misogynist wallow in depravity? Say what you will about its politics, THE PSYCHO LOVER is way above average of its type in terms of cinematography, editing and entertainment value. The plot concerns a psychiatrist who is treating a patient who police suspect of being a serial rape murderer. The film is punctuated by several almost psychedelic attack scenes, which bristle with an energy rarely seen in films of this budget. Ultimately the doctor tries to use the killer as a tool to release him from his miserable marriage, attempting to hypnotize his patient to do his bidding. This sequence must be seen to be believed: as the diminutive woman-hater sleeps he is plagued by visions of his victims. Acid rock cranks on the soundtrack, a woman with Gene Simmons makeup whispers "Kill...kill," another go-go dances. It doesn't get any better than this, folks. And hardly anyone lives happily ever after. The director also made the equally mean-spirited BLOOD MANIA which is worth a look, but PSYCHO LOVER deserves a cult following.


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