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Dementia 13

"Makes Psycho look like a picnic in the park!"

Dementia 13 is one of Francis Ford Coppola's earliest films, occurring almost simultaneously with his work on Roger Corman's The Terror (Jack Nicholson & Boris Karloff). The film is a low budget, low quality thriller/murder mystery but don't let that stop you from watching it as it really packs a punch.

The film starts out as a mystery and quickly evolves into a damn good horror flick complete with an axe murdering psycho. Despite the low quality, this film has a lot going for it. There is a scheming daughter in law trying to get her hands on the family fortune, plenty of redirects and suspects, an interwoven ghost story and, of course, the axe murdering psycho. As an unexpected bonus, someone dies to an Elvis song. That's great film making!

Seriously, if you haven't seen it give it a try. The first few minutes will seem hokey but stick with it, it gets much, much better.

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