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Psycho a Go-Go (1965)

Jewel thieves quickly dispose of the loot when the alarm is raised, then track down the family upon whose truck they threw them, meanly interrogating them in the hope of getting them back.

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Al Adamson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Morton Roy Morton ... Joe Corey
Tacey Robbins Tacey Robbins ... Linda Clarke
Kirk Duncan Kirk Duncan ... David Clarke
Tanya Maree Tanya Maree ... Vicky
John Armond John Armond ... Nicky
Lyle Felice Lyle Felice ... Vito
Joey Benson Joey Benson ... Lt. Ward
John Talbert John Talbert ... Curtis
K.K. Riddle K.K. Riddle ... Nancy Clarke
Shary Richards Shary Richards ... Mrs. Ward
Gordon Edwards Gordon Edwards
Carol Gilbert Carol Gilbert
Maria Tallafuss Maria Tallafuss
Richard Russell Ramos Richard Russell Ramos ... (as Richard Ramos)
Dorothy Holland Dorothy Holland
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Jewel thieves quickly dispose of the loot when the alarm is raised, then track down the family upon whose truck they threw them, meanly interrogating them in the hope of getting them back.

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Shattering Impact! Frenzied Flesh and MURDER

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Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Echo of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Tal Productions See more »
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Spectra-Stereo | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Long thought "lost", this Troma release of the film was compiled by Sam Sherman from all existing footage he could find and restore See more »

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The name of the construction company is Clark Construction, both on the truck and the door but Linda is billed as Linda Clarke. The last name is spelled differently. See more »

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Edited into Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967) See more »

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Demon of Love
Music by Jan O'Day
Lyrics by Mark Eden
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26 February 2006 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Remade some seven years later in 1972 as "The Blood of Ghastly Horror" and the even more ridicules title "the Man with the Synthetic Brain" that had actors John Carradine and Tommy Kirk inserted into the film. "Psycho a Go-Go" seems to be, without any cuts and edits, a fairly good low-budget crime film with a nice, as well as hum-a-long, soundtrack that makes the movie a lot better then it's later absurd reincarnations.

Having their plan of robbing a jewel merchant go so smoothly at first the five hoods, Joe Travas Nick & Curtis and the getaway driver Vicky, are about to leave the building when the tied-up secretary Miss. Walker sets off the alarm alerting he security guard in the building. Making a run for it Travas throws the suitcase of jewels down on a truck and is shot by one of the guards. Hurt and asking his fellow robber Joe for help Travas gets a bullet in his chest by the crazed Joe killing him; it seems that Joe wanted to split the jewels with one less person thus keeping more for himself. Vicky who was supposed to get the jewels drives off empty handed but gets the licenses plate of the truck driver who unknowing has the stolen jewels.

Back at the crooks hideout the big mastermind of the operation and boss Vito is mad as hell for his men, and woman, losing the $500,000.00 in jewels and wants to trace the trucks plates in order to find out who owns it and get his, and his jewel robbers, ill-gotten gains back.

Finding that the truck belongs to a David Clark, a local contractor, the hoods break into his house and try to beat the truth out of him about where the jewels are only to find out that he has no idea what their talking about. The hoodlums also find out that Clark's wife and six year old daughter Linda and Nancy have left the city for a vacation at Lake Taho by bus. This has Joe & Curtis take off to get, or head, them off before they get away. Linda and her six year-old daughter Nancy don't know it but the valuable jewels are hidden,by an unsuspecting Nancy, inside a black mistrial doll that David gave her for a sixth birthday present.

What fascinated me most about the film "Psycho a Go-Go" was the appearance and acting of it's star Roy Morton playing the psycho killer Joe Corey. Looking like the Marine DI sergeant in the TV show "Gomor Plye USMC" Morton looked like he was doing, in some scenes, a Jack Nicholson imitation and this is years before most movie goers ever heard or even saw Jack Nicholson! Joe, or Roy Morton, was without a doubt the most interesting person in the movie and his acting as a mindless psycho was so real and disturbing that you had, like what it seemed like those in the movie, a hard time believing that he was actually acting.

Vito's attempt to retrieve his stolen jewels falls apart with him ending up getting shot by the police as they come to David's rescue with Nick, who was shot in the crossfire, and Vicky captured. Joe & Curtis catch up with Linda and Nancy at the Lake Taho bus terminal and kidnaps them only to have Joe go psycho, which was very natural for him, by trying to rape and murder them. Curtis, a brain damaged ex-prize fighter, comes to their rescue getting killed by Joe, with a hand gun, who Curtis at the time was beating the hell out of.

With Linda and Nancy on the run by car away from the crazed and homicidal Joe Corey he carjacks a car on the highway and is on their tail. This sets up the final scene with both Linda & Nancy trying to escape from Joe by doing some mountain climbing with Linda's husband and Nancy's father David coming to their rescue with his cop friend Frank.

Joe Corey does finally get his jewels finding them in Nancy's discarded doll only to end up together with them at the bottom of the 6,000 foot snow covered mountain that he was chasing Linda and Nancy on.

The acting of everyone in the film "Psycho a Go-Go" didn't even make a passing grade in a high-school play. Tacey Robbins as Linda Clark was out and out embarrassing with Miss. Robbins also doing a song, yes Linda Clark was a Go-Go dancer and singer in the movie, that was so bad that she sounded like she was singing it in a crowed New York City Subway car during the hight of 5:00PM rush hour.

It was Roy Morton's bone chilling performance that really made "Psycho a Go-Go" worth seeing and I often wonder what happened to him all these years since he just disappeared from sight and was never seen or heard from again?


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