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The Fool Killer (1965)





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While traveling through the South after the ravages of the Civil War, a parentless young boy named George Mellish is told the spooky tale of an axe-murderer called "The Fool Killer." When George befriends the odd Milo Bogardus, he begins to fear that the legends might not be mere fiction.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Edward Albert
as George Mellish
Anthony Perkins
as Milo Bogardus
Salome Jens
as Mrs. Dodd
Dana Elcar
as Mr. Dodd
Henry Hull
as Dirty Jim Jelliman
Charlotte Jones
as Mrs. Ova Fanshawe
Arnold Moss
as Rev. Spotts
Sindee Anne Richards
as Blessing Angelina
Frances Gaar
as Old Crab
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Lana Wood, who played a young Alice in The Fool Killer, is scheduled to appear at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, Sept. 18-20, in Hunt Valley, Md., at the Hunt Valley Wyndham Hotel. Also scheduled to appear are Piper Laurie, Veronica Cartwright, Angela Cartwright, Lee Meredith, George Lazenby, and more. More information is at

Morgan Sandberg
Morgan Sandberg

I saw "The Fool Killer" on its initial release in Dallas, Tx. I'm Puzzled why this film hasn't produced a cult status. Many less well-made films are available on DVD. This film languishes in VHS only. The film had a mystical quality, excellent acting and dedicated direction by Servando Gonzalez. This was Edward Albert's first film and he handled his role as the runaway boy very well. Anthony Perkins gave an intresting performance as the mysterious vagabond. Hopefully film buffs will discover this film with it's most unusual story-line. I thought the final scene hauntingly beautiful.

Lovell Bourne
Lovell Bourne

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