The Love Butcher

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

Made in 1975, this pre-HALLOWEEN low-budget slasher film was a bit ahead of its time, but it looked downright archaic when it finally received a relatively widespread release in 1982. Erik Stern plays Caleb, a crippled gardener who is mistreated by his female employers. He gets his revenge when his alter ego, Lester--a suave and handsome lad (also played...read more

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Made in 1975, this pre-HALLOWEEN low-budget slasher film was a bit ahead of its time, but it looked downright archaic when it finally received a relatively widespread release in 1982. Erik Stern plays Caleb, a crippled gardener who is mistreated by his female employers. He gets his

revenge when his alter ego, Lester--a suave and handsome lad (also played by Stern)--seduces, rapes, and kills them with a gardening tool. Though the filmmakers are obviously attempting something a bit more intelligent than your typical slice-and-dice, the movie is wildly uneven, with heavy doses

of self-conscious humor haphazardly thrown into the mix. Stern does a respectable job of handling the two roles, but the rest of the cast is typical low-budget fare.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Made in 1975, this pre-HALLOWEEN low-budget slasher film was a bit ahead of its time, but it looked downright archaic when it finally received a relatively widespread release in 1982. Erik Stern plays Caleb, a crippled gardener who is mistreated by his fem… (more)

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