The Killing Kind (1973)

The Killing Kind


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Movie Info

This Curtis Harrington thriller stars John Savage as a man falsely convicted of a sex crime. Upon his release, he seeks revenge on his accuser and the lawyer who foolishly lost his case.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Geroge Edwards, Tony Crechales, George Edwards
On DVD: Nov 20, 2007


as Terry

as Thelma

as Rhea

as Librarian

as Raped Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Killing Kind

All Critics (3)

It's one of Harrington's best films.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite the anticipation for the film's only director-approved release, 'The Killing Kind' is far from a classic.

Full Review… | June 19, 2008

Underrated creepy thriller from Harrington.

May 31, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Killing Kind

This movie was better then I thought it would be. Ann Southern was a excellent actress in this movie, reminded me of an Aunt I used to have, she was fun to. Not to scary just a 1973 Drive In Type Movie. Good for a Friday Night rental.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Ann Sothern gives what is probably the best performance ever on a B-movie, giving dimenion and depth to her character through subtlety and emotion. As for the rest of the film, well, it isn't bad, actually, but it's just kind of lost when it comes to focus. It's an interesting character study in its own right, but it could've been way better. Nevertheless, it remains very reminiscnent of 'Psycho' given the way it explores how much a mover's love affects a child.

Quinto Wallight

Super Reviewer

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