Scum of the Earth

Synopsis: Kim Sherwood is a young naive teenager who is asked by a friend to model for a shady photographer named Harmon. The photographer works for an unscrupulous businessman who is in league with a local Miami teenage gang in illegally selling photos of young girls in the nude being used and abused. When Kim wants out, the gangster Mr. Lang, blackmails her into staying on by using his strong-armed thugs to enforce order.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production: Box Office Spectaculars
  1 nomination.
75 min


Come on, Sandy.

I promised Lang these pictures tomorrow.

We'll be here all night

trying to get this thing finished.

Keep your shirt on, buster.

I'll keep my shirt on. You

just take yours off.

I've got to get the lines

out of my body.

Ha! Don't worry, baby.

I'll get the lines out for ya.


Do I have to pose with that ape again?

Well, it's what Lang wants.

Well, he knows he's gonna

have to pay me more for this job.

- He knows.

- Well, I still don't like it.

He knows that, too.

She knows I mean it, huh, Harmon?

Hey, them were some pretty good pictures

you made that day.

Well, the best sellers we ever had.

Sandra got a 100-buck bonus.

Just remember you got one coming.

One of these days, I'm gonna spill

the beans on this little deal.

What beans?

Pictures of you from every angle?

Or maybe the pictures of Ajax here

whaling the tar out of you.

I'll even give you some prints.

You can use them for evidence.

You no good, rotten...

Shut up, you!

Come on, come on, let's get going.

- Want me to help?

- No!

No, I can do it myself.

OK, Ajax, come on. Help me move

that stuff back over there, will ya?

And look out for the booze.

OK, now, Sandy. Sit down.

Let's make this nice and easy.

Drape it over here.

Bring it across the back.

I want you to bring your arms up.


OK, now, Sandy. Let's start off with, uh,

you know, nice and easy,

with an art pose or two.

Give me the hands behind your head.

That's right. Give me the hands behind.

Straighten up your back, honey.

Pull your shoulders back.

That's a girl. Come on, now.

Give me a nice smile.

Come on, come on. That's it. Now hold it.

Now, let's have, um...

Oh, how about "hands at

the glory of sun" bit.

Put your hands up.


Ajax, tilt that light up

a little bit, will ya?

Yeah, that's perfect.

OK... Come on, Sandy.

Let's cooperate a little, huh?

Now you're really a beautiful girl,

so let's look that way.

Come on, stretch a little.

That's it. That's it.

Harmon, you're really a great photographer.

Why don't you give this up

and try and do something decent?

Why don't you?

You know why.

I'm in this up to my... eyeballs.

Yup. Me too, Sandy.

You know, uh, I'm sorry what I said before.

You know I like you, but...

Oh, what the hell.

Come on! Let's move!

- Or I call Mr. Lang, huh?

- Drop dead, you creep.

OK, Sandy. Come on.

Let's shoot something interesting.

You know, the stuff that sells?

More of those?

Oh, for...

All right.

But remember, I'm not double-jointed.

Yeah, but the...

The high school kids who buy these pictures

think you are.

Let's try anyway-

Tell you what, why don't you try

a different angle?

Yeah, that's a good angle.

But I wanna see it from the other side.

Ah, that's, uh...

that... that's beautiful.

Now hold it.

OK. Just one more.

Anybody got any ideas?

Say, now that's an idea.


Wait till Lang sees this one.

Keep that ape away from me!

Harmon? Harmon!

Oh, come on, Sandy. Just a cuddle. You

said you'd do it. Let's get it over with.

No, not with him! He...

He what that you don't know

plenty about already?

No! No!

Stop it, you gorilla!

Ah, shut up. You know you love me.

Stop it!

Stop it!

Stop it! Stop it!

Harmon! Stop him!

Can't you see what he's doing?

I can see.

All right, Harmon. Let's go to work.

Print up 100 of this one.

And this one.

And this one.

And get rid of the rest of 'em.

What's the matter, Sandra?

You got a problem?

Yes, the usual one.

You've certainly seen enough of me by now.

I'm about due for retirement.

Well, let's see.

Sandra, my dear, your, uh...

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Herschell Gordon Lewis

Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films. He is often called the "Godfather of Gore" (a title also given to Lucio Fulci), though his film career included works in a range of exploitation film genres including juvenile delinquent films, nudie-cuties, two children's films and at least one rural comedy. On Lewis' career, AllMovie wrote: "With his better-known gore films, Herschell Gordon Lewis was a pioneer, going farther than anyone else dared, probing the depths of disgust and discomfort onscreen with more bad taste and imagination than anyone of his era." more…

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