R | | Mystery, Crime, Drama
After one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later, the local police are baffled. With the help of a ... See full summary »
The film's original title was changed for U.S. release to In the Devil's Garden due to the main character saying that the killer in the film looked like the Devil, and also because the Devil was again becoming a popular subject matter in films after the success of The Exorcist (1973). The film, under the "Devil's Garden" title, is best known for being released along with The Devil's Nightmare (1971) under the title "The Devil's Nightmare" as a "Devil Double Feature".
The T.V. syndicated title, Tower of Terror, refers to an electrical tower under which the rapes and murders of some of the schoolgirls take place, and was also the setting where the climax of the film takes place.
When Susan (a light haired girl) is being killed and "her" shirt is being ripped off, you can clearly see it's the same bra that Tessa was wearing when she was being raped. The girl that was being killed in that scene was a dark haired girl, making it clear that the same scene was used when Susan was killed and Tessa was raped.
For the U.S. release, the film was edited to avoid an "X" rating. In the early 1990s, the uncensored version was given an "NC-17" rating by the MPAA, but was never officially released in the U.S., save for its availability on VSoM.
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