Directed by: William Girdler
Actors: Charles Kissinger, James Carroll Pickett, Sherry Steiner and Madelyn Buzzard
Also known as: 3 on a Meathook!, Akuma no sekkusu butchâ, L’abattoir humain, Le crochet du boucher
Description: “THREE ON A MEAT HOOK is a skid row exploitation remake of Hitchcok’s PSYCHO. Just compare the opening sequences of both films and you’ll realise that THREE ON A MEAT HOOK is a much sleazier outing. When Billy comes across three girls whose car has broken down, he can’t help but offer them shelter for the night at his say cheese!nearby farm. Daddy’s not too keen when the gang arrives back at the farmhouse, however, because Billy has problems around girls and Daddy’s tired of disposing of all the bodies, Billy can never remember his crimes and continues to make acquaintances with young ladies in order to convince himself (and his dead Ma) that he’s normal.
Made in the early seventies when violent horror was very much in demand to satisfy rabid drive-in audiences; THREE ON A MEAT HOOK is obviously a contemporary of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and DERANGED. It shamelessly throws up a mixture of gratuitous nudity, nasty murders and even finds time for some groovy music. The film revels in its hick psycho-boy meets hippie bar-chick romantic sub-plot before climaxing with a gore soaked twist ending.”