Bloodthirsty Butchers (film)

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Bloodthirsty Butchers
Directed by Andy Milligan
Produced by William Mishkin
Written by Andy Milligan
John Borske
Starring Michael Cox
Linda Driver
Jane Helay
Bernard Kaler
Cinematography Andy Milligan
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Country United States

Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970) is a horror film directed by Andy Milligan. It is an adaptation of the notorious story of Sweeney Todd.


An updated version of the Sweeney Todd legend, this melodrama tells the tale of a murderous barber, Sweeney Todd, who supplies raw meat for his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett, who runs a pie shop. Amid the resulting carnage is a romantic sub-plot, although the film focuses mainly on the gore.[1]


The film stars Annabella Wood as Johanna, Berwick Kaler as Tobias, Jane Helay as Mrs. Lovett, and John Miranda as Sweeney Todd.


The film premiered on 23 January 1970 and was re-released in a special screening of the Milligan Mania as part of the Cinedelphia Film Festival on 10 April 2015 over Exhumed Films.[2]


  1. ^ Introduction to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street edited by Robert L. Mack (2007). Oxford University Press: xxxv
  2. ^ “CUB,” Naschy, Milligan, “COMBAT SHOCK” and more at Philadelphia festival/screenings

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