Hitchhike to Hell (1977)

Somewhat inspired by the "Co-ed Killer" Edmund Kemper -- who shows up on Netflix's Mindhunter and now reads books on tape -- Hitchhike to Hell is all about Howard (Robert Gribbon, Trip with the Teacher), a mild-mannered momma's boy whose delivery job gives him plenty of time to pick up runaways and punish them for their transgressions. Can the cops stop him before… Continue reading Hitchhike to Hell (1977)

The Uncanny (1977)

In 1977, legendary Amicus co-founder Milton Subotsky joined with  Canadian producer Claude Héroux (Scanners, Videodrome) to create a portmanteau movie in the grand Amicus style. The uniting story for this concerns a paranoid writer played by Peter Cushing who is trying to convince a publisher (Ray Milland) that cats are evil and that his book… Continue reading The Uncanny (1977)

Star Wars German Style: Operation Ganymed (1977)

Author's Note: This review was previously posted on September 28, 2019, as part of our September Post-Apocalypse Month. You can catch up with all of those reviews by visiting our Atomic Dustbin recap. This dystopian-inspired version of a psychological Russian space epic (1970’s Signale, 1972’s Eolomea, 1980’s The Orion Loop, 1983’s Moon Rainbow) produced for… Continue reading Star Wars German Style: Operation Ganymed (1977)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Keep My Grave Open (1977)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John S Berry is someone I have great conversations with. I'm excited that he's writing for the site. You can check out John on Twitter.  I had one of those odd realizations as I was watching Keep My Grave Open. Someone had recently asked me if David Lynch was my favorite director. I couldn't… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Keep My Grave Open (1977)

Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 26: Rituals (1977)

DAY 26. THERE'S SOMETHIN' IN THEM THAR HILLS: Twangy cringers from the backwoods and by-waters.  After seeing Joe Bob Briggs "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood," the entire B&S About Movies team mobilize and celebrated these films, from a Letterboxd list to making our own picks for top 70's good ol' boys movies. But to be honest, we… Continue reading Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 26: Rituals (1977)

Operation Ganymed (1977)

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. This dystopian-inspired version of a psychological Russian space epic (1970’s Signale, 1972’s Eolomea, 1980’s The Orion Loop, 1983’s Moon Rainbow) produced for German theatres in… Continue reading Operation Ganymed (1977)