“Yeah, you know, always on a full moon, the pigs get hungry. … They got used to eating human flesh. … You know the first time it happened was an accident. They got loose in the field. There was a drunk. He was asleep. Yeah, he was asleep.” Yeah. That’s right. An accident. It was all an accident. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out Pigs (1973), a bit of a vanity project, written and directed by Marc Lawrence for his daughter, Toni.
Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 183 – Pigs (1973)
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The owner of a roadside diner and his new helper kill people and feed them to pigs.
- Writer/Director: Marc Lawrence
- Selected cast:
- Toni Lawrence as Lynn Hart, a.k.a. Lynn Webster
- Marc Lawrence as Zambrini
- Jesse Vint as Sheriff Dan Cole
- Catherine Ross as Miss Macy (credited as Katherine Ross)
- Paul Hickey as Ben Sharp
- Iris Korn as Annette
- Walter Barnes as Doctor
- Erik Holland as Hoagy
- William Michael as Deputy
- Jim Antonio as Jess Winter – Man from Hospital
- Bone Adams as Truck Farmer
- Larry Hussmann as Gas Attendant
- Don Skylar as Oil Worker
What film would you rather see? Pigs or Daddy’s Deadly Darling? Yeah, it’s a toss-up. Thankfully, they’re the same film. Woot! Daddy’s deadly darling is a bit mad, you see. She whacks anyone she dislikes and then feeds them to the pigs. Or,… are they turned into pigs? Nah, just old-fashioned, psychotic murder and body disposal here. Check out what the Grue-Crew thinks of this multi-titled, muti-released, and multi-edited 70s flick!
At the time of this writing, Pigs is available to stream from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, PLEX, Cultpix, and Amazon (PPV). A Blu-ray disc of Pigs is available from Vinegar Syndrome.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Doc, will be Love at First Bite (1979), featuring Geroge Hamilton as the undead Count and Susan Saint James as his ideal inamorata.
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