Your Daily Dracula – Stan Ross as Jack Dracula, The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976)‘Even cheap lady psycho movies incline to the artistic. Matt Cimber’s The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976), with Millie Perkins as a sea-captain’s daughter who castrates football players, is an interesting attempt at sustained mood and psychological peculiarity. Screenwriter Robert Thorn – Perkins’s husband – works a few odd biographical themes (the actress’s father really was a sea-captain) into the wistfully nasty little story, which has an unsettling down-at-heel seaside atmosphere, an intriguing reversal of the woman-killing cliché in its heroine’s campaign against thuggish jocks, and one of the most unpleasant flashback traumas: Perkins went mad as a little girl because her father succumbed to a heart attack while molesting her.’
NB: Stan Ross has a small role as a tattooist … when asked why he calls himself ‘Jack Dracula’, he says ‘because it’s my real name.’
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