Pigs (1973)

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Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »


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29 July 2001 | BaronBl00d
Somebody's Waiting for You
Lynn has a problem. Her father abused her, raped her, and beat her. Lynn killed her father, was put in an asylum, and still believes her father to be alive. Lynn escapes from asylum and heads on the highway to get away. Thus is the first five minutes or so of Daddy's Deadly Darling(Pigs was the title of video I saw). Then comes on one of the best and most ridiculous songs for a horror movie I've seen in a long time, "Somebody's waiting for you." I have to admit it is a pretty catchy tune. The tune plays while Lynn drives away from her troubles till she comes to a small cafe in the middle of nowhere that has a position for employment open. She secures her job here as a waitress and soon creates a bond with the cafe owner. His name is Zambrini and he has a bunch of human flesh-eating hogs in the back. Well, the story really gets bizarre here when we see Zambrini feed a freshly dug corpse to his livestock. Lynn too seems to not haven gotten over her killing ways completely and the two work together going hog wild over their work. This film is actually pretty good. I mean it is not a a good movie, but it is a whole lot better than I expected and I think will exceed many of your expectations. Marc Lawrence wrote, produced, directed, and starred in this film. His daughter Toni plays Lynn. Lawrence is able to create a very eerie feel to the film despite the total lack of logic that exists in the script. Some of the scenes are dream-like and Lynn's nightmare scene is very powerful. Lawrence also does a fine job acting in his professional low-key style. His daughter isn't too bad either and let's just say she sure knows how to fill out a nightgown. The deaths are not particularly plentiful or gruesome. The rest of the acting is adequate with a couple of old ladies doing very well as neighbors complaining about the pigs next door. Watch out for video misrepresentation: one of the older women's names is Katherine Ross(she starred in one movie...this one!) but is given top billing on many videos to try and make you think this is the other Katherine Ross(The Graduate and The Legacy). All in all a better than expected cinematic experience.

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Trivia

Marc Lawrence put a mortgage on his house in order to raise the money he needed to complete this film.


Quotes

Zambrini: Yeah, you know, always on a full moon the pigs get hungry. Yeah. I gotta do it. They got used to eating human flesh. I gotta do it. I'm sorry. You know the first time it happened was an accident. They got loose in the field. There was a drunk. He ...


Goofs

Camera shadow behind Lynn when she stabs Jess Winter in the diner.


Alternate Versions

Aside from Marc Lawrence's original cut of the film, which was titled "The 13th Pig", two other versions of the film exist. One featured a three minute introduction depicting Toni Lawrence's character (portrayed by a different but similar looking woman) being possessed and the subject of an exorcism, ending with her bolting from the room. This version was exhibited under the title "Love Exorcist" and also "Blood Pen". A second version of the film features a new intro that shows Lynn's childhood experiences with her incestuous father, ending with her stabbing him to death and being committed to an asylum. She escapes when a nurse undresses to have sex with a doctor, leaving behind her uniform and her car keys. There is also a new ending in this version, which shows Lynn faking her own death and escaping once again in her car. Lynn is portrayed in these additional scenes by various actresses wearing wigs, photographed from obscure angles. This version of the movie was originally titled "Daddy's Girl". This is also the cut that was released to home video under various titles, including "Pigs", "Horror Farm", "The Killers" and "Daddy's Deadly Darling".


Soundtracks

Somewhere Down the Road
(uncredited)
Written and Sung by
Charles Bernstein

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