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PIGS (1973, DADDY’S DEADLY DARLING) – Episode 183 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“Yeah, you know, always on a full moon, the pigs get hungry. … They got used to eating human flesh. … You know the first time it happened was an accident. They got loose in the field. There was a drunk. He was asleep. Yeah, he was asleep.” Yeah. That’s right. An accident. It was all an accident. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they check out Pigs (1973), a bit of a vanity project, written and directed by Marc Lawrence for his daughter, Toni.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 183 – Pigs (1973)

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The owner of a roadside diner and his new helper kill people and feed them to pigs.

What film would you rather see? Pigs or Daddy’s Deadly Darling? Yeah, it’s a toss-up. Thankfully, they’re the same film. Woot! Daddy’s deadly darling is a bit mad, you see. She whacks anyone she dislikes and then feeds them to the pigs. Or,… are they turned into pigs? Nah, just old-fashioned, psychotic murder and body disposal here. Check out what the Grue-Crew thinks of this multi-titled, muti-released, and multi-edited 70s flick!

At the time of this writing, Pigs is available to stream from the Classic Horror Movie Channel, PLEX, Cultpix, and Amazon (PPV). A Blu-ray disc of Pigs is available from Vinegar Syndrome.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule, chosen by Doc, will be Love at First Bite (1979), featuring Geroge Hamilton as the undead Count and Susan Saint James as his ideal inamorata.

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long-time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an Old Boy. Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk. Jeff has written for and SQ Horror Magazine. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is a co-host of the Decades of Horror podcasts - The Classic Era, 1970s, and 1980s - and the Gruesome Magazine Podcast.