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The Death Wheelers (1973)
"Psychomania" (original title)

 -  Action | Horror  -  January 1974 (USA)
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A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Henson ...
Tom Latham
Mary Larkin ...
Abby Holman
Ann Michelle ...
Roy Holder ...
Bertram
Denis Gilmore ...
Hatchet
Miles Greenwood ...
Chopped Meat
Peter Whitting ...
Gash
Rocky Taylor ...
Hinky
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Chief Inspector Hesseltine
Patrick Holt ...
Sergeant
Alan Bennion ...
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Beryl Reid ...
Mrs. Latham
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Shadwell
Jacki Webb ...
Mother
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A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in it, they will survive and gain eternal life. Following their leader, they commit suicide one after the other, but things don't necessarily turn out as expected... Written by Guillaume Robieux <robiegpj@sun.aston.ac.uk>

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Seven Suicides - and they roared back as The Living Dead. See more »

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Trivia

For the shot where Tom rides through the brick wall on his motorcycle, a wall was built of Styrofoam and painted to look like brick. When the stunt was first performed with the fake wall, the motorcycle shot through the structure but the rider was knocked off the cycle. See more »

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Even if Tom was indestructible after coming back from the dead, that wouldn't make his motorcycle indestructible or weaken the wall so he could crash through it. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Hesseltine: From the look of those skidmarks, something must have forced him over. Did you get anything out of the witnesses?
Sergeant: Yes sir. Exactly the same story from all of them. Two motorcyclists jabbing at his tyre with a knife.
Chief Inspector Hesseltine: Any identification?
Sergeant: Yeah, The Living Dead again.
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Referenced in Cemetery Man (1994) See more »

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Riding Free
Music by David Whitaker
Lyrics by Johnny Worth (as John Worth)
Performed by Harvey Andrews
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The coolest movie I have ever seen--no exaggeration!
22 December 2004 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I really don't want to say this is my favorite movie, but it sure is tempting. I know full well how cheesy and ridiculous it is... but it's also the most rockin', stylish, all-out groovy flick I have ever seen!

I have no idea why this is classified as a horror movie. As far as I can tell, it's meant to be a comedy. A very, very black comedy. The movie's brilliance is that it takes extremely touchy subjects and turns them into lighthearted jokes. The basic message, as far as I can tell, is that there is nothing wrong with mass suicide, anarchism, or devil worship... in fact, it can even be fun! Now, can they really be SERIOUS about this? I think not. The entire movie is a joke, and a very funny one.

With scenes such as a a biker jumping to his death after telling a cop "I'll be right down!", a biker blasting out of his grave on his motorcycle, a biker coming back from the dead in the morgue and calmly walking out like he just woke up from a nap, etc., all accompanied by some seriously sweet rock music, this is about as cool as it gets. I defy anyone to come up with a more entertaining movie than this.


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