Ice House

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Ice House (1969, USA) is a Crime-Thriller film directed by Stuart E. McGowan.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1969 | Color
  • Production Co: C-B Productions
  • Distribution Co: Orbit Media Group (1969) (USA) (theatrical) | Marden Films (1972) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Stuart E. McGowan
  • Starring David Story, Robert Story, Sabrina, Jim Davis, Scott Brady, Nancy Dow
  • Produced by Dorrell McGowan
  • Cinematography by William G. Troiano
  • Film Editing by Irwin Cadden

Also Known As

  • Cold Blood | Crimen on the Rocks (Spain) | Love in Cold Blood (USA) | The Passion Pit (USA)


  • Two men doomed because they look alike...Two women doomed because they love alike.


The film's production began in early 1967, with director Stuart E. McGowan wanting blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield to play Venus De Marco. However, after Mansfield's death in an automobile accident in June 1967, filming was postponed. Over the next year McGowan offered the role to Mamie Van Doren, Diana Dors and Joi Lansing, all of whom turned down the offer. Eventually the role was filled by model-turned-actress Sabrina.

Home Video

The film was released on VHS in the USA by Something Weird Video in 1996 as part of Frank Henenlotter's Sexy Shockers from the Vaults (Vol. 60), and a fully restored director's cut was given a worldwide release in 2008 by Grindhouse Releasing. It will be distributed on BluRay by Grindhouse Releasing in 2019.


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