Are you ready for one of the most bizarre film freakouts birthed by Seventies Hollywood? ‘Cuz we’ve got a real mother of a jaw-dropping flick that’ll stun even the most jaded midnight maniacs. Get this: Anjanette Comer (The Loved One) stars as an idealistic L.A. County social worker investigating the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (Fifties starlet Ruth Roman, Strangers On A Train), her two buxom daughters, and son “Baby” — a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls and wears diapers. But what secrets of unnatural attachment –- and sexual obsession –- are all of these women hiding? The script by Abe Polsky goes out of its way to make this as insane as possible, tossing in incest, cattle prod abuse, drug-fueled parties and even an intense game of darts. It’s hard to imagine a mainstream director tackling such a wild storyline, but it’s real (helmed by Ted Post, Beneath The Planet of the Apes, Hang ‘Em High) and we’ve got an honest-to-goodness 35mm print with all the suburban violence, funky fashions and “sick love” you could ever want.
Dir. Ted Post, 1973, 35mm, 84 min.

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