Tetrovideo Announce DVD Release of John Carr’s MARILYN ALIVE AND BEHIND BARS and DEAD GIRLS DON’T TANGO

The restored edition of thriller films Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars and Dead Girls Don’t Tango by John Carr have been released in a Limited Mediabook edition (DVD + Booklet + Slipcover) from TetroVideo. The discs are available via Tetrovideo and Goredrome official websites along with the new edition of TetroManiac: eROTik, the extreme horror film directed by Domiziano Cristopharo in 2019.

Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars!

According to John Carr himself, this movie was never initially finished. Some portions of the filmed materials were incorporated in the Night Train to Terror anthology film, following which the producers made a “complete” version of his movie, using almost all the materials filmed. This version was released on VHS only as Scream Your Head Off.

Later, John Carr decided to finish his movie and shot new sequences with John Philip Law and incorporated Marilyn Monroe’s character into the story. This final version is the one known as Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars, completed in 1992.

In summary, there are three versions of this movie: one as a segment of Night Train to Terror; the illegitimate version Scream Your Head Off (in VHS only); Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars.

Harry Billings (John Philip Law) accidentally kills his wife in a car wreck. He is taken to a mysterious psychiatric hospital where is placed under hypnosis by Dr. Fargo and Dr. Brewer who sell human beings and body parts to overseas buyers. The staff use a hypnotised Harry to lure various people to the hospital only to be brutally murdered.

But Harry falls in love with Marilyn (Francine York), a beautiful and sweet patient who claims to be Marilyn Monroe and with whom he plans to escape…

Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars! stars John Phillip Law (Blood Delirium), Francine York, Richard Moll (House), Sharon Ratcliff, Arthur Braham, Mark Petrich, Rick Barnes, Jini Flynn, Lisa Watkins and Vincent Di Paolo.
The film is written by Philip Yordan.

Dead Girls Don’t Tango

Written by Philip Yordan and directed by John Carr in 1992, Dead Girls Don’t Tango stars horror icon Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror) as a police inspector who must stop a serial killer who dances tango with his victims before strangling them.

Jack is a young wanderer with a turbulent past who arrives at La Paloma, the cinema of his Aunt Ruth, the closest relative he has since the death of his mother, in the hope of a bed for a few nights. But in the city there is a serial killer who dances tango with his victims before strangling them and police start to suspect that Jack is in some way involved with the murders.

His aunt and Julie, a girl who he helped gain employment at the cinema, also begin to doubt his innocence…

Karen Black (Trilogy of Terror), Kevin Lloyd, Christine Burke, Robyn Hussa, Roger Galloway, Toni Covington, Joseph Campanella, David Burnell Smith and Jim Flynn star.

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