Massacre at Central High (1976)

23 years before Columbine, Massacre at Central High would predict not just violent school shootings but the rise of disaffected teenagers. It was directed by Rene Daalder, a Dutch writer and director who would go on to pioneer motion picture technology and virtual reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2gib_0G7EU David is the new kid at Central High, but he already… Continue reading Massacre at Central High (1976)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 19: Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

DAY 19. VIDEO STORE DAY: This is the big one. Watch something physically rented or bought from a video store. If you live in a place that is unfortunate enough not to have one of thee archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store scene in it at least. #vivaphysicalmedia I grew up… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 19: Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 2: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

DAY 12. THE FRACAS AND THE FUZZ: Something revolving around cops and criminals. While he may be most famous for Cannibal Holocaust, a movie so controversial that he lost his license to make films and was arrested for the suspected murder of the film's cast, Ruggero Deodato is no one-trick pony. After growing up nearby Rome's… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 2: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)

Mark Lester's IMDB list is filled with drive-in and VHS era gold. There's Steel Arena, truck Stop Women, Roller Boogie (with Linda Blair, of course), Class of 1984 and it's kinda/sorta spiritual sequel Class of 1999, Firestarter, Commando and Showdown in Little Tokyo. This American Internation Pictures release was written by Vernon Zimmerman, who has gifted us with just as many demented films… Continue reading Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)

Jackson County Jail (1976)

As you may have learned by now, I absolutely love movies that are based on true stories that aren't really true. This is yet another, directed by Michael Miller, who also brought us National Lampoon's Class Reunion, a slasher spoof written by John Hughes, the martial arts/slasher Chuck Norris-starring Silent Rage and the TV movies A Crime of Innocence, Danielle… Continue reading Jackson County Jail (1976)

The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)

Candy Morgan (Claudia Jennings, Playboy Playmate of the Month for November 1969 and Playmate of the Year for 1970 and quite literally the queen of movies just like this) busts out of prison and goes right back to robbing banks with sticks of lit dynamite. She inspries Ellie-Jo Turner (Jocelyn Jones, Tourist Trap), a bank teller who… Continue reading The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)

Three movies in one! Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) Grand Theft Auto (1977) Eat My Dust (1976)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. “Shoot, Hoke. I thought you said this were’s a sequel to Smokey and the Bandit,” says Cletus with a baseball cap smack to the head… Continue reading Three movies in one! Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) Grand Theft Auto (1977) Eat My Dust (1976)