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Devil Times Five poster.jpg
Poster with Devil Times Five title
Directed by Sean MacGregor
David Sheldon (uncredited)
Produced by Michael Blowitz
Dylan Jones
Written by Dylan Jones
Screenplay by Sandra Lee Blowitz
John Durren
Starring Sorrell Booke
Gene Evans
Shelley Morrison
Leif Garrett
Music by William Loose
Cinematography Paul Hipp
Michael Shea
Edited by Byron "'Buzz" Brandt
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Peopletoys (also known as Devil Times Five and The Horrible House on the Hill, as well as Tantrums in the United Kingdom) is a 1974 American horror film directed by Sean MacGregor and David Sheldon (uncredited), and starring Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Shelley Morrison and Leif Garrett. The film follows a group of sociopathic, homicidal children who survive a car accident in the mountains, and seek refuge in a rural village where a group of vacationers are staying.


Five children crawl from the wreckage of a deadly van accident in a snowy canyon. The juvenile survivors seek shelter at a secluded mountaintop winter home occupied by a rich businessman (Evans) and his friends (Booke and Morrison). Soon, strange mishaps occur and the group is stranded without electricity and telephones. One by one, the adults begin to fall prey to a series of shocking and violent deaths. By the time the few surviving adults suspect the demented delinquents, it may be too late.



The film was released theatrically in the United States by Cinemation Industries in 1974.

The film was released on VHS by Media Home Entertainment. It was later re-released by Video Treasures.

Code Red DVD released the film on DVD in 2006 and Blu-ray in 2016.

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