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      Ruby

      R Released Jun 23, 1977 1h 24m Horror List
      57% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 10% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A woman with a shady past, Ruby Claire (Piper Laurie) is the single mother of Leslie (Janit Baldwin), a teenager who is deaf and mute. Ruby operates a drive-in movie theater and employs a number of ex-criminals, some of who start to die in bizarre ways. Eventually, Ruby discovers that the spirit of her dead mobster husband has possessed Leslie and is seeking revenge through the tormented girl. As Leslie picks off her dad's former associates, she also begins to target Ruby herself. Read More Read Less

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Dick Bartlett's Ruby is one of the most bizarre films I've ever seen, and one of the funniest, and one of the saddest. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 15, 2018 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Ruby wants to be so many things at once that it ends up lacking a defined identity. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 22, 2023 Full Review Augusto Martínez Torres El Pais (Spain) Aside from its humorous moments, Curtis Harrington never achieves a story attractive enough to overcome its contradictions. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 6, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews No matter how flawed, the horror pic is always watchable. Rated: B- Dec 25, 2014 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 19, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Effective horror film from an underrated specialist in the genre. Rated: 4/5 Feb 16, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I created a Rotten Tomatoes account just to write this review. I can't believe this movie has an 80% on here. Don't believe these goofball critics - Ruby is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Young mute daughter starts speaking in the voice of her father, who was murdered 16 years earlier in a mob hit. Several former mobsters at the girl's mom's legitimate drive-in business die in mysterious deaths. A paranormal psychologist tries to piece the phenomena together. Scenes copied from The Exorcist added to the entertainment value. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Paranormal activity surrounds a Florida drive-in where a mobster was executed in a nearby swamp and returns for revenge using his now 16 year old daughter as a medium. It seems strange that Ruby hires her boyfriend's killers to help out at the drive-in after they get out of prison. Borrows elements liberally from THE EXORCIST toward the end. United VHS release disappointingly features the tv version with conversational scenes replacing those with violence. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member atmospheric horror not as generic as the standard for the genre,nice touches throughout loved the scene with ruby being whispered over the speaker system in the empty drive in,Piper Laurie is as Bananas as usual Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Another quickie knock-off in the bag--It doesn't work!! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This was something of a low-rent Exorcist riff that really never gets scary, nor does much beyond some campy melodrama for my tastes. It's fairly forgettable, but if you're just dying to check it out I suppose I'd give it a *slight* rental recommend... Rental? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A woman with a shady past, Ruby Claire (Piper Laurie) is the single mother of Leslie (Janit Baldwin), a teenager who is deaf and mute. Ruby operates a drive-in movie theater and employs a number of ex-criminals, some of who start to die in bizarre ways. Eventually, Ruby discovers that the spirit of her dead mobster husband has possessed Leslie and is seeking revenge through the tormented girl. As Leslie picks off her dad's former associates, she also begins to target Ruby herself.
      Director
      Curtis Harrington
      Producer
      George Edwards
      Screenwriter
      Barry Schneider, George Edwards
      Production Co
      Dimension Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 23, 1977, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 22, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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