I Dismember Mama



Poor Albert and Little Annie is a 1972 psychological horror film directed by Paul Leder (A*P*ESketches of a Strangler, The Baby Doll Murders, Vultures) from a screenplay by William W. Norton (Day of the Animals). The plot concerns a violent sex criminal with a psychotic fixation on his mother. The film’s often inappropriate score was culled from the back catalogue of prolific TV composer Herschel Burke Gilbert (It Came from Beneath the Sea).

As far as promotion of this film is concerned, notice the early use of the “Don’t” tagline that would later become used many times in publicity and movie titles (and re-titles), plus the tweaks to the original threatening killer-behind-the-door artwork on subsequent releases.

During its 1974 US theatrical re-release by Europix as I Dismember Mama (a pun on the play I Remember Mama), moviegoers were given free promotional paper…

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