All the Kind Strangers (1974)

USA, 12 November
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, colour

An American television horror film directed by Burt Kennedy.

Plot Summary

A photojournalist from New York is driving through rural Tennessee when he offers to help a young boy reach his remnote home. There he finds himself trapped by the boy and his siblings, along with an English woman who they have imprisoned to replace their dead parents.


Directed by: Burt Kennedy
© MCMLXXIV [1974] The Kind Strangers Co.
A Jerry Gross prduction for Cinemation Industries
Executive Producer: Jerry Gross
Co-executive Producer: Thor Arngrim
Produced by: Roger Lewis
Written by: Clyde Ware
Directors of Photography: Gene Polito, Robert Hauser
Film Editor: Folmar Blangsted
Music by: Ron Frangipane
Production Sound Mixer: Richard Overton
Costumer: Ray Summers
Make-up: Robert Norin
Special Effects: Tom Fisher
Casting by: Lynn Stalmaster

Stacy Keach (Jimmy Wheeler)
Samantha Eggar (Carol Ann)
John Savage (Peter)
Robby Benson (John)
Arlene Farber (Martha)
Tim Parkison (Gilbert)
Patti Parkison (Rita)
Brent Campbell (James)
John Connell (baby)

Alternative Titles

De aardige vreemdelingen – Dutch title
Dødens børn – Danish video title
Evil in the Swamp
Extraños bondadosos – Peruvian title
All die netten Fremden – German title
Les inconnus du désert – French title
Im Netz der Spinne – German title
Kidnappaajat – Finnish title
Ospitalità a gentili passanti – Italian title
Toda clase de extraños – Spanish title


Halls of Horror no.27 p.16 – note
Halls of Horror no.30 p.12 – note
Video Today December 1982 – review

Elliot's Guide to Films on Video p.18 – credits, review
Halliwell's Television Companion (2nd edition) p.22 – credits, review
Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991 – 1992 p.20 – credits, review
Movies Made for Television 1964-2004 Volume 1: 1964-1979 by Alvin H. Marill p.4 – credits, synopsis
Movies Made for Television: The Telefeature and the Mini-Series 1964-1979 by Alvin H. Marill p.193 – credits, synopsis