Three on a Meathook

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Three on a Meathook
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Directed by William Girdler
Produced by
Written by William Girdler[1]
Starring
  • Charles Kissinger
  • James Pickett
  • Sherry Steiner
Music by William Girdler[2]
Cinematography William Asman
Edited by Henry Asman
Release date
  • 1972 (1972)
Running time
85 minutes[3]
Country United States[1]
Language English

Three on a Meathook is a 1972 horror film written and directed by William Girdler. The film is based on the crimes committed by Ed Gein. The film stars Charles Kissinger, James Pickett and Sherry Steiner.

Plot[edit]

When four girls go on a weekend trip to a lake, they start to have car problems on the way home and meet a local young man named Billy Townsend who takes them back to his farm where he lives with his father Frank. Later, Frank begins to murder three of the girls and tries to pin the crimes on his son by convincing him he is responsible for their deaths and is insane.

Production[edit]

Three on a Meathook was director William Girdler's second film that was a take on a story influenced by Ed Gein.[1] The film crew included the Asman brothers with John Asman on sound and William Asman behind the camera and film editor Henry Asman.[4] The film received funding from a local realtor Joe Schulten as well as cash from Girdler's trust fund.[4]

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References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Albright 2012, p. 213.
  2. ^ "Three on a Meathook (1972)". AllMovie. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Beldin, Fred. "Three on a Meathook (1972)". AllMovie. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Albright 2012, p. 214.

Sources[edit]

  • Albright, Brian (2012). Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990: A State-by-State Guide with Interviews. McFarland. ISBN 0786472278. 


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