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Will to Die (1971)

Blood Legacy (original title)
In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs, their in-laws, and the household servants must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.


Carl Monson


Eric Norden (screenplay), Carl Monson (story)


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Cast overview:
Rodolfo Acosta ... Sheriff Dan Garcia
Merry Anders ... Laura Dean
Norman Bartold ... Tom Drake
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Elga
John Carradine ... Christopher Dean
Richard Davalos ... Johnny Dean
Faith Domergue ... Veronica Dean
Buck Kartalian ... Igor Garin
Brooke Mills Brooke Mills ... Leslie Dean
Jeff Morrow ... Gregory Dean
John Russell ... Frank Mantee
John Smith ... Dr. Carl Isenburg
Mr. Chin Mr. Chin ... Chin


In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs, their in-laws, and the household servants must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.

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Release Date:

17 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legacy of Blood See more »


Box Office


$56,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house used for exterior shots was also used for the Batman television series as "stately Wayne manor." See more »


One of the girls begins a game of pool by slightly breaking the racked balls, however the next shot shows the balls distributed all over the table as if they had been broken much more forcefully. See more »


Leslie Dean: Carl.
Dr. Carl Isenburg: Yes darling.
Leslie Dean: Come to Leslie. I need you.
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Featured in Movie Macabre: Legacy of Blood (1982) See more »


Sobra las Olas - Over the Waves
Music by Juventino Rosas
[Plays over the end credits.]
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I wanted so badly to not hate this, but it gave me no reason not to.
7 November 2006 | by ArlisSee all my reviews

Back when I was a kid and I lived with my sister, she bought every horror movie she could find and this was one of them. VCR'S had just became a household item and we didn't have but about 150 movies and we watched the hell out of all of them.

I was at a yard sale the other day and I saw this VHS copy of BLOOD LEGACY and I buy any horror movie I don't have and I knew this movie looked familiar. I thought for a second and realized it was one that my sister had bought. She had sold it years ago in a yard sale I am guessing - who knows.

I didn't recall anything at all about it and I watched it the night I bought it and it refreshed my memory because of a few scenes. I am not sure how I felt about it as a kid but I am sure I enjoyed it because it was new to me and I'd watch and enjoy anything back then.

I am a horror freak, but there are certain requirements in order for me to consider it "good" and this one fell very short. It was one of those talk talk talk and bore me to death types. What death scenes you see are done using the shadow on the wall followed by blood splatter and thats if you're lucky you get that much.

The story is good and I have seen a few with similar plots, so I think this one should be buried and forgotten. Don't watch this people unless you're hard up.

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