The Sadist (1963)

USA, 1963
92m
35mm film, black and white, 1.66:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by James Landis.

Plot Summary

A sadistic maniac menaces a group of people stranded when their car breaks down.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: James Landis
Copyright 1963
Fairway International presents
Produced by: L. Steven Snyder
Written by: James Landis
Director of Photography: William Zsigmond [real name: Vilmos Zsigmond]
Supervising Editor: Anthony M. Lanza
Musical Director: Rod Moss
Sound Recorder: Alan Oday
Wardrobe: Addalyn Pollitt
Makeup: Linda Noonkester
Art Director: Mark Von Berliner

Cast
Arch Hall Jr [Charlie Tibbs]
Richard Alden [Ed Stiles]
Marilyn Manning [Judy Bradshaw]
Don Russell [Carl Oliver]
Helen Hovey (Doris [Page])

Alternative Titles

A bruciapelo! – Italy
Der Mittagsmörder – Austria, West Germany
Profile of Terror – US television title
Le sadique
– France
Sadist
– Finland (Swedish)
Sadisti
– Finland
O sadistis
– Greece (DVD)
Sweet Baby Charlie
– USA (re-release)
A szadista
– Hungary
Tara Diabólica
– Brazil
Todesangst
– West Germany
Садист
– Russia
Садистът
– Bulgaria
サディスト
– Japan

Remake
Splathouse Double Feature: The Sadist with Eegah! (2014)

Extracts included in
Beata Virgo Viscera (2018)
Joe Dante on The Sadist (2017)
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)

References

Periodicals

  • Fangoria no.238 November 2004 pp.84-88 – illustrated interview with Arch Hall Jr (Sadists and Scoundrels by Tom Weaver)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.175 no.1 (18 April 1963) p.3
  • Scary Dreams no.5 [sic] (Autumn 1998) p.30 – credits, review (The review zone by Steve Kirkham)
  • Sight & Sound vol.19 no.3 (March 2009) p.87 – DVD review (Reviews: The Sadist by Michael Brooke)
  • Variety 24 April 1963

Books

  • Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.161-211- illustrated interview with Arch Hall Jr
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.389 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.412 – credits