THE BEAUTIFUL, THE BLOODY AND THE BARE (1964) Reviews and overview

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The Beautiful, the Bloody, and the Bare is a 1964 American horror film written and directed by Sande N. Johnsen. The Esquire Picture stars Jack Lowe, Tom Signorelli (Alice, Sweet Alice; Rosemary’s Baby) and Mai Dey.


Unnerved after a trip to Northern Italy, Pete Abbott becomes a New York photographer. Trouble is, the colour red sometimes so upsets him that he starts killing his models.

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” …you have to sit through 32 minutes of women posing endlessly for the artist’s canvas and photographer’s camera and inane banter and narration before Pete goes cuckoo. Even when the blood starts flowing, it’s nothing as fascinating as H.G. Lewis’ Blood Feast, shot the previous year. There are still moments of interest to be found in this snoozefest…” DVD Drive-In

“Monotonous? At times. Charming? Always. Quite simply, The Beautiful is Barry Mahon’s nude revue coming to terms with the gore revolution. Imagine Color Me Blood Red talking shop with The Beast That Killed Women in a beatnik diner.”  Bleeding Skull!

” …the killer ends up all bloody in the end, and all the girls in the cast take their clothes off.  So that’s the good news.  The bad news is that the movie is boring as Hell because it’s more or less 50 minutes of nude modeling (in a chair, on a couch, in a bubble bath, etc.) and 15 minutes of murdering.” The Video Vacuum

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New York City, New York

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