British actress Susan George ("Straw Dogs" and "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry") was one of the most alluring figures in 1970s cinema. Empire Magazine named her one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history (...they are correct). Still acting today, as well as running a stud farm for Arab horses, Ms. George was widowed in 2010 when her actor-husband, Simon MacCorkindale died. This beauty flourished on film especially when she was in much peril. In "Venom," her nemesis was a poisonous snake, and her death scene was one of the most memorable in film history. In "Straw Dogs," her antagonists were thug rapists, and her plight was incredibly horrifying. Today's feature, "Die Screaming Marianne" from 1971, Ms. George plays an exotic dancer targeted for mayhem by her stepfather and nymphomaniac half-sister.
As Marianne and Eli play the role of lovebirds in front of the evil and jealous judge, Hildegard plots. The evil half-sister is bent on either seducing or disemboweling Marianne...or probably both. This nymphomaniac emerges as Marianne's deadliest threat. The evil half-sister becomes impatient and resorts to painful torture of Marianne. Our endangered damsel must be sharp, as homicidal tendencies begin to be acted upon. One mistake in judgment by our nubile dancer and she and Eli could assume room temperature. Bodies begin to pile up, and Marianne "The Hips" McDonald engages in a battle for her life.