Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mystery Movie: RIP-SAW RAPES

Judging from the release date and the review quote, this could be THE INCREDIBLE TORTURE SHOW (a.k.a. BLOODSUCKING FREAKS). What do you think?

October 22, 1976

5 comments:

Eric Harvey said...

Does it say Jack H. Harris at the bottom left?

Temple of Schlock said...

Yes, but that's for GATE OF FLESH.

Anonymous said...

Could RAPES be a re-titling of TORSO? It had rapes, and featured a saw (although not a rip-saw) heavily in it's advertising.

Anonymous said...

I saw on IMDB that the production company that handled GATE OF FLESH also put out most of the pinky movies. Could that be what RIPSAW is?

Unknown said...

I think it's SNUFF. Given the national notoriety SNUFF had by this time, with showings shut down in Philly and Boston the spring of 1976, I hypothesize theater owners didn't want to be subjected to the ill-will associated with the title forcing Shackleton to come up with other plans. Given that the tacked on ending uses a rip-saw to dismember a hand ("Get the rip-saw!")and the SNUFF ad art is vaguely similar (a woman's neck in peril), I'd wager that it's probably a re-titling.