MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,138 this week

The Acid Eaters (1968)

 -  Drama  -  February 1968 (USA)
3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 142 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 12 critic

A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.

Director:

(as B. Ron Elliott)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 111 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
a list of 666 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 181 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Acid Eaters" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Acid Eaters (1968)

The Acid Eaters (1968) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Acid Eaters.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

She Freak (1967)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.

Directors: Byron Mabe, Donn Davison
Stars: Claire Brennen, Lee Raymond, Lynn Courtney
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

College students Alice and Kathy are invited to a pool party by lesbian Frieda. Alice gets drunk and uses acid and does not feel well. Frieda takes a bath with Alice and they have a lesbian... See full summary »

Director: John Donne
Stars: Julia Blackburn, Roger Gentry, Donn Greer
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A man pretends to be an imbecile so that he may work at an all girl's school.

Director: Byron Mabe
Stars: Julia Blackburn, Marsha Jordan, Ray Sebastian
Lila (1968)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with. She does it with a twist, however; she kills them with garden tools.

Director: William Rotsler
Stars: Susan Stewart, Steve Vincent, James Brand
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a failed bank robbery, an ex-con, an ex-waitress and a few of their friends train a pack of doberman dogs to rob a bank for them.

Director: Byron Chudnow
Stars: Byron Mabe, Hal Reed, Julie Parrish
Acid Factory (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.

Director: Suparn Verma
Stars: Fardeen Khan, Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee
The Ramrodder (1969)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Cowboy marries an Indian princess and is accepted by the tribe until he is framed for a rape/murder.

Directors: Van Guylder, Ed Forsyth
Stars: Roger Gentry, Kathy Williams, Robert Aiken
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young woman gets sexually used and abused by every man she meets while on her way to rising to the top of Hollywood's entertainment industry.

Director: Jon Martin
Stars: Vincene Wallace, Art T. Romans, Vicki Carbe
The Defilers (1965)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two young thugs kidnap a young girl and keep her in the basement of an old warehouse where they forcibly make her their sex slave.

Directors: Lee Frost, David F. Friedman
Stars: Byron Mabe, Jerome Eden, Mai Jansson
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

John and his girlfriend Shirley go in search of a cemetary in order to inspire John for writing his next horror story. After they crash the car, they wander into the graveyard and encounter... See full summary »

Director: Stephen C. Apostolof
Stars: Criswell, Fawn Silver, Pat Barrington
Certificate: M Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two brothers have a plan on how to rob the Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas. They join a motorcycle gang and while the others are drinking and partying outside of town, they change their ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Madden
Stars: Tom Stern, Jeremy Slate, Conny Van Dyke
Nude Django (1968)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A schoolteacher arrives in town with the map to a gold mine. The lesbian dance-hall owner schemes to steal the map.

Director: Byron Mabe
Stars: Steve Stunning, Cara Peters, Steve Vincent
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ollie (as Eric Wahl)
Judy Wood ...
Genna
Buck Kartalian ...
Artie / The Devil (as Buck Bucky)
Pat Barrington ...
Chickie (as Camille Grant)
Sharon Carr ...
Girl
Lila Cranston Lamont ...
Fran (as LiLa Lamont)
Bob Wren ...
Smiley
Nick Raymond
John McCloud ...
Big Jack
Dianne Curtis ...
Marsha (as Dianna Curtis)
Ruth Beech
Sam Greenwood ...
Miner
Ram Horn ...
Indian Chief
Chico Vespa ...
John
Edit

Storyline

A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An adult happening in psychedelic color!. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Acid People  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[singsong, waving to his girlfriend as she sinks in quicksand]
Artie: Goodbye, girl, I guess I'll paint you dead.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 6 See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What the hell did I just see?
9 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Films that focus on the psychedelic side of the 60's are always something that will leave most people scratching their heads at some point, with linear thought not a major concern of the film-makers. But this sexploitation attempt at doing so will more likely leave you bored out of your skull!

The basic plot, if you can call it such, is about a group of 9-to-5 workers, who spend their weekends getting high on LSD and having body-painting sex orgies at the lake. That is, when they don't go looking for a giant white pyramid of LSD and end up trapped inside by "the devil." No, really. That's the story here.

Director Byron Mabe is no stranger to the sexploitation genre. His work on films like "A Smell of Honey, A Swallow of Brine" and "The Head Mistress," while certainly not award-winning material, at least had some of the sleazy and entertaining charms one expects of this brand of film. With this one he over-reaches his bounds, as the attempts to marry the drug culture to soft-core porn is a mix that just does work here.

None of the characters ever really get developed. You don't really learn enough about anyone to care or understand what's going on with them. In fact, only the script seems to outdo them in the underdevelopment department. If there was some kind of coherent plot here, I surely missed it. Nothing in this film gels together. One scene we're watching them get high and frolic at the beach, then someone is killed, and then we go to the white pyramid. There's no rhyme or reason to any of it. The camera work isn't all that great, as we get "treated" to an over use of looped segments of the gang riding on motorcycles and scenes that just drag on way too long, or pathetic attempts at being psychedelic, with some swirling colors and the like. Really, it's like they just took every tired cliché of these kinds of films, slapped in some boobies jiggling around, and called it good. At just around an hour long, it easily feels four time that in length as you are watching it. Even the ample curves of the delicious Pat Barrington can do nothing to make this piece of garbage watchable. The fact half the cast of this film never did any others after it, I think pretty much says all that needs to be said about the quality and worthwhile value of this bomb. Heck, I don't even think getting stoned could help you to enjoy this pointless and pandering mess.

It is possible to make an interesting and entertaining psychedelic film. "The Acid Eaters," however, will never be one of them. It is a blatant and obvious cash-in on the drug culture of the times, that does nothing to advance any insights into it and only insults the intelligence of the audience that watches it. I really can't say enough about how horrible this movie is. It really gives stoners a bad name... even worse than the one they already have. Avoid this turkey at all costs, as I'm pretty sure it'll do more to damage your brain cells than actual LSD will.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pee uww PACman66
Discuss The Acid Eaters (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?