Vinegar Syndrome

Deadly Daphne's Revenge

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Four middle aged men are headed to a remote lodge for a weekend of hunting. Stopping along the way to pick up a pretty, teenage hitchhiker, the foursome lure her to their cabin wherein she is savagely attacked and assaulted by two of the men. After making her escape, the young woman decides to file charges against the men who picked her up, but in doing so unleashes the unexpected vengeance of Charlie, her main attacker, and setting in motion a series of deadly incidents...

Mis-marketed as a horror film, DEADLY DAPHNE'S REVENGE is a slow-burn revenge thriller shot as 'THE HUNTING SEASON'. Conceived as a vanity project by writer/director/producer/star, Richard Gardner, and sold as a sort-of promotional tie in for Gardner's Orange County based talent agency, DAPHNE is a genre bending piece of outsider filmmaking which incorporates rape and revenge tropes, crime thriller set pieces, and vague slasher allusions. Vinegar Syndrome brings this unique exploitation film to Blu-ray, uncut and restored from its original negative.

Directed by: Richard Gardner
Starring: Laurie Partridge, Anthony Holt, Richard Gardner, Candy Castillo, Jody Jaress, Chuck Paite, John Suttle
1981 / 90 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR

  • Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
  • Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
  • "Answering the Call" - an interview with actress Jody Jaress
  • Alternate opening title sequence
  • Extensive archival still gallery
  • Isolated score by composer John Banning
  • Limited edition slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.
  • Reversible artwork under the original title "The Hunting Season"
  • English SDH subtitles