#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. Taking an avid interest in her welfare is detective Calvin Carruthers. Taking almost no interest at all, is social worker Harold Mullins who is completely under Mrs. Deere’s thumb. Lots of unpleasant surprises are in store for Ellie, not the least of which is the fact that Mrs. Deere and her handyman are both brutal sadists, who run the orphanage like a concentration camp and the strong possibility that her mother’s hammer-wielding killer is now stalking her.
Plot: After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage…
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“Well, evil breeds evil, Ellie.”
“The Baby” from 1973 kind of takes the cake for the most twisted movie to ever get a PG rating (that this viewer has seen, anyway). But “Blood and Lace” would have to rank as a strong contender for that title. Its final revelations elevate it (or lower it, depending on your sensibilities) to something truly special.
It can boast a stylish opening murder set piece. Done mostly from the killers’ perspective (with some cuts here and there), it actually predates sequences from both “Black Christmas” and “Halloween”. It’s got a cast of familiar faces, with the lovely Melody Patterson of ‘F Troop’ starring, screen legend / Oscar winner Gloria Grahame as a nasty antagonist, Len Lesser (Uncle Leo from ‘Seinfeld’) as her handyman / henchman, Vic Tayback (Mel from ‘Alice’) as police detective Calvin Carruthers, and TV veteran Milton Selzer as a social worker.
Ellie Masters (Patterson) is a teen whose mother, the extremely busy town whore, is murdered along with one of her johns. So Ellie is shipped off by Mr. Mullins (Selzer) to an orphanage, a den of corruption where uncooperative kids meet cruel fates. And not only will Ellie yearn to escape, she’ll fall in lust with hunky resident Walter (Ronald Taft, “Night of the Witches”), compete with Lolita-like character Bunch (Terri Messina, “Single Room Furnished”), and a mysterious goon in a hideous mask will prowl around the premises.
Some buffs may cringe seeing Ms. Grahame in this kind of exploitation fare, but she does a solid job. Lesser, Tayback, and Selzer are all good as well. Patterson and Messina, despite clearly being substantially older than their characters, are appealing. That’s a young Dennis Christopher (“Breaking Away”, “Django Unchained”) as orphanage resident Pete, and none other than June Foray can be heard as the voice of Ellie in her first scene in the hospital.
Strikingly violent, definitely melodramatic, and offbeat enough to be amusing, “Blood and Lace” is a shocker that ought to satisfy curiosity seekers.
Seven out of 10.
An excellent slice of seventies trash!
Despite the fact that it’s trash, I have to say that I really enjoyed Blood and Lace. I’m really not sure where the ‘lace’ part of the title comes from (perhaps a rip-off of Bava’s masterpiece Blood and Black Lace?), but there’s a bit of blood and plenty of other sickness as this film features a sadistic orphanage, hints of incest and a whole host of older male characters desperate to get it on with the central character – a teenage girl. The plot has a number of different angles springing from the numerous characters that have an interest in the proceedings, and the film starts with a brutal murder of a mother/prostitute and one of her clients, committed with a hammer. This leaves her daughter Ellie without anyone to look after her since nobody knows who her father is, so she is sent to an orphanage. The orphanage is run by a woman named ‘Mrs Deere’ and a handyman named Tom. There’s also a social worker who stops by every so often, and a police officer with an interest in Ellie that goes a little past the call of duty…
It would be hard to argue that this is a bona fide ‘good’ film, but as a piece of seventies exploitation; it’s a damn good film! This sort of flick really should just entertain and that’s what it does. I imagine that certain themes on display would have been a lot more shocking in 1971 than they are today (though I’m not really sure how shocking considering the other films on offer around the early seventies), but personally I’m pretty much desensitised to being shocked by this sort of film anyway. The acting is pretty much atrocious all round, but lead actress Melody Patterson stands out in spite of her obvious lack of talent for being really cute! Older and more experienced performers Len Lesser, Gloria Grahame and Milton Selzer manage to impress a little more, but clearly this isn’t an actor’s film. The opening hammer murder sequence is the goriest and most brutal part of the film; from there the shocks are delivered by the male actors lusting after the teenaged lead, though the film doesn’t feature any sex or nudity. The plot is always entertaining enough, and the ending revs up the stupidity to an irresistible level. Overall, Blood and Lace is pure trash and I really mean that in the nicest possible way! This film comes very much recommended to all the right people.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Philip S. Gilbert
Writer Gil Lasky
Actors Gloria Grahame, Melody Patterson, Milton Selzer
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm