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: R.D Francis is the writer of The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, the Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis. Both non-fiction works explore the myth and mystery behind the 1974 album, Phantom’s Divine Comedy: Part 1—an album many believed… Continue reading Three movies in one! Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) Grand Theft Auto (1977) Eat My Dust (1976)

American Horror Project vol. 2: Dark August (1976)

This is something I've never seen before: Vermont rural horror. Directed by Martin Goldman, who also directed The Legend of CENSORED Charley after a career in advertising, it has strange art house leanings and long takes like a French film. It also has an incredibly unlikeable lead, but hey, it was the 1970's. For being the… Continue reading American Horror Project vol. 2: Dark August (1976)