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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Nicky Henson ... Tom Latham

Mary Larkin ... Abby Holman
Ann Michelle ... Jane Pettibone
Roy Holder ... Bertram
Denis Gilmore ... Hatchet
Miles Greenwood ... Chopped Meat
Peter Whitting ... Gash
Rocky Taylor ... Hinky

Robert Hardy ... Chief Inspector Hesseltine
Patrick Holt ... Sergeant
Alan Bennion ... Constable

John Levene ... Constable

Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Latham

George Sanders ... Shadwell
Jacki Webb ... Mother
David Millett ... Father
Linda Gray ... Grandmother
Andrew Laurence ... Grandfather
Roy Evans ... Motorist

Bill Pertwee ... Publican

Seretta Wilson ... Stella
Denis Carey ... Coroner's Assistant
Stanley Stewart ... Petrol Pump Attendent
Lane Meddick ... Mr. Pettibone
June Brown ... Mrs. Pettibone
Ann Murray ... Motorist
Fiona Kendall ... Monica
Ernest C. Jennings ... Blind Man
Martin Boddey ... Coroner

Heather Wright ... Girl with Parcels
Penny Leatherbarrow ... Woman in Police Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Boyle ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
James Payne ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Roy Scammell ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jeff Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Crime Scene Spectator (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Lorry Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnaud d'Usseau 
Julian Zimet  (as Julian Halevy)

Produced by
Andrew Donally .... producer
Original Music by
John Cameron 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore 
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Art Direction by
Maurice Carter 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Campbell 
Costume Design by
Jean Fairlie 
Makeup Department
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (as Patrick Moore)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Cliff Deakins .... stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
James Payne .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psychomania" - UK (original title)
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85 min | UK:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Cliff Deakins, Nicky Henson's stunt double, was injured when a stunt went wrong.See more »
Continuity: The amount of times the same vehicles were used, even after being involved in accidents. Example: when the bikers are trying to kill themselves, one rides through the side of a furniture van. Later on, the riders go past traffic and the same van is there undamaged.See more »
Jane Pettibone:It's easy to kill live people.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Found (2012/III)See more »
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The coolest movie I have ever seen--no exaggeration!, 22 December 2004
Author: Chromium_5 from Minnesota

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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