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Wicked, Wicked (1973)

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Set on a coastal resort in California, this mystery begins when a strange killer chops up three blonde beauties. The house detective eventually figures out that the killer is right under his nose. The film was shot in "Duo-Vision," a technique that allows two different images to be projected simultaneously.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Richard L. Bare
On DVD: Sep 17, 2013
Runtime:
MVD Entertainment Group

Cast

David Bailey
as Rick Stewart
Tiffany Bolling
as Lisa James
Randolph Roberts
as Jason Gant
Scott Brady
as Sgt. Ramsey
Edd Byrnes
as Hank Lassiter
Edward Byrnes
as Hank Lassiter
Diane McBain
as Dolores Hamilton
Roger Bowen
as Manager
Madeleine Sherwood
as Lenore Karadyne
Arthur O'Connell
as Hotel Engineer
Jack Knight
as Bill Broderick
Patsy Garrett
as Housekeeper
Robert Nichols
as Day Clerk
Kirk Bates
as Owen Williams
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Despite its low budget and lousy cast (the biggest name: Edd Byrnes), "Wicked, Wicked" is not as awful as one might guess. The "DuoVision" gimmick is the film's main lure but it's used quite cleverly at times, such as when a character lies about her past and the second screen reveals the seedy truth. Another intriguing element is the score, which is played "live" by a bizarre, elderly organist who often appears on camera. Turns out it's actually reused music from the classic "Phantom of the Opera" silent (which obviously influenced this film's plot). But beware: The contemporary songs warbled by a stalked lounge singer (Tiffany Bolling) are more gruesome than any of the film's stabbings.

Brian De Palma has nothing to worry about.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

A thriller set in a gorgeous coastal resort in California? Hot blondes falling victim to an unknown killer? What's not to love?

I enjoyed the Duo-Vision split screen gimmick fairly well, and I think that because of it the flick would hold up to repeated viewings, as there's a lot going on in the screen for the duration of the film.

Worth a rental for sure.

just ok besides the lame "gimmick" duo-vision this is campy fun slasher mystery who done it at a run down hotel that looks alot like the hotel del coronado.

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