Gorgeous Melody Patterson stars as Ellie Masters. a young woman who mother was a prostitute who was killed by someone with the claw end of a hammer while she slept.
Ellie is then taken to an orphanage run by the very sadistic Mrs. Deere, who likes to torture some of the young people staying there. Gloria Graham is perfect for the role as Deere. Helping her run the place is Tom Kredge( Len Lesser) who cuts of kids hands with a meat clever as well as other sundry items.
Vic Tayback is a detective investigating the murder of Ellie's mother and his interest in the young woman is very twisted. The movie has plenty of twists and turns and some pretty gory killings.
This is one of the films I have wanted to see come out in the digital format and Shout Factory finally came thru. It is a fascinating film that really should be seen by horror fans. the last line in the film uttered by Tayback really explains all of the goings on in Ellie's destroyed life.
I have only been able to see this via bootleg videos for years, and now Shout brings us this pristine print and the film has NEVER looked better.
Easily one of the best releases of the year. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!