Ramon Garcia is dying. He issues a summons for his family and relatives
to congregate at his bedside. This request sets into motion a series of
bizarre murders, originating with Wally and Rose being sliced up - while
fucking - 2000 miles away. The bodies of the unlucky Garcia family continue
to mount as Detective Lou Ryan believes Carl Garcia is to blame. But even
after he's been detained, the killing continues.
This film is a goldmine
that should be explored only by fans of really bad cinema [you know who
you are] or those who adore the legendary gender-bending performer Jim
Director Paul Leder
was an actor and singer on Broadway when he originally met Jim Bailey
in a production of Gay Paree (1969).
After the play closed, Leder decided to try filmmaking. Reportedly, He
asked Jim to join but the performer declined (seemingly dissatisfied with
Paul's controversial script). The movie got made, a pedophile thriller
ALBERT AND LITTLE ANNIE that found success in the 1971 Drive-In
circuit. Shortly after that film, Paul went to Korea for THE
GREAT COUNTERATTACK OF KING KONG
(aka APE). Upon his return to Hollywood, Paul organized a production/distribution
company which produced another 20+ movies, including THE
BABY DOLL MURDERS and this one, co-produced by Bailey.
In full candor, none
of the Paul Leder films are 'good cinema.' However, he knew what
he was supposed to do... deliver campy, thrilling fluff for the Grindhouse
market. And that's what he did. But, unfortunately - despite the history
between him and Jim Bailey - director Paul Leder simply could not control
his actor, resulting in the complete overshadowing of other performers
and a parade of unintentionally funny gaffs.
Jim Bailey was a legendary
drag queen best known for his impersonations of Judy Garland and Barbra
Streisand. He was generally considered the best of the best and regularly
played huge venues in Las Vegas. Unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately)
his acting has all the subtlety of a drag queen. In this movie he plays
seven different characters (!) Richard Garcia / Ramon Garcia / Esperanza
/ Virginia Garcia / Female Singer / Olivia Mann. There's very little oxygen
left for everybody else. Mr Bailey would died at age 77, May 2015, from
American film in English language; fullscreen format (4:3), (104 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT;
extras include selected theatrical trailers.
Situations: Recommended for Mature Audiences