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Abortion portrayal

Blood Mania (film)


Dr. Craig Cooper, a physician, is caring for his dying employer, Ridgeley Waterman. A wealthy old curmudgeon, Waterman is cared for at home by his daughter Victoria, and a live-in nurse, Nurse Turner. Despite several attempts by Victoria, a nymphomaniac, to seduce Dr. Cooper, she has so far been unsuccessful. Dr. Cooper soon learns that an unnamed old connection is blackmailed with his past affiliation with illegal abortions. The blackmailer is demanding $50,000 in hush money. During one of his house calls to examine her father, Dr. Cooper expresses his "tax" problems to Victoria Waterman. She tells him that she can acquire the money, and seduces him. Their affair consummated, Victoria proceeds to poison and kill her father with the motive of paying Dr. Cooper's debt with her father's estate. Murder and seduction of various characters ensue.

Keywords: Provider character.

Release date: October 28, 1970
Time setting: Present
Geographical setting: US (California)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Adverse psychological outcome
Genre: Horror
Production company: Crown International Pictures

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