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THE BODY SHOP

Director J.G. Patterson Jr.
Year 1973
Starring J.G. Patterson Jr., Jenny Driggers, Roy Mehaffey
Run Time 75min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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presents WEIRD WEDNESDAY!

"The Doctor Is Out... Of His Mind!"

Astonishingly, epically weird regional mad-scientist/horror oddity. When a plastic surgeon loses his wife Anita he becomes completely unhinged and makes plans to create a new, even more perfect Anita 2.0 using spare parts he finds attached to other women who are actually using them already. In other words, he kills a bunch of women and chops them up, but he has a reason.

A number of movies have been made with this premise, but none has ever been as incompetent and crazily compelling as this effort from backwoods North Carolina magician and live spook show impresario Pat Patterson.

Patterson, who is probably the most unattractive man in the history of the planet, seduces young beauties at will, and with his hunchbacked assistant (named Greg, naturally) he soon has the laboratory awash in blood and gore - or possibly raspberry jello, which is exactly what it looks like.

More laughs per second than practically any other movie you've seen - THE BODY SHOP is unmissable! (Lars)

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