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Craze (1974)

R | | Horror | June 1974 (USA)
A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Director:

Freddie Francis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Palance ... Neal Mottram
Diana Dors ... Dolly Newman
Julie Ege ... Helena
Edith Evans ... Aunt Louise Nash
Hugh Griffith ... Solicitor
Trevor Howard ... Supt. Bellamy
Michael Jayston ... Detective Sgt. Wall
Suzy Kendall ... Sally
Martin Potter ... Ronnie
Percy Herbert ... Detective Constable Russet
David Warbeck ... Detective Wilson
Kathleen Byron ... Muriel Sharp
Marianne Stone ... Jane - Barmaid
Dean Harris Dean Harris ... Ronnie's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Venicia Day Venicia Day ... Dancer
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Storyline

Jack Palance plays as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask. Written by Ørnås

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Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon Master See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Considred for the major role of Wall was Tom Adams. See more »

Goofs

The orientation of Chuku's "hand", which has stab-knives for fingers, alternates between vertical and horizontal throughout the film, sometimes within the same scene. See more »

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mad african idols
28 September 2001 | by g.youngSee all my reviews

working from memory here so forgive the hazy details..... jack palance chews the scenery as an antique dealer who becomes convinced that by sacrificing women to an african idol in his cellar he will have good fortune bestowed upon him. cue lots of crazy 70's fashions,music,drugs references etc etc. the film follows jacks downward spiral as he tries to keep the idol satisfied. cleverly the film never makes it clear whether jacks good luck is coincidence or whether it really does bring good luck. this film is well worth picking up for entertainment value.


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