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This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971)

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A redneck con artist sets himself up as a preacher in a small Deep South town to run his moonshine distillery and clashes with a number of locals and a federal agent bent on shutting his operation down.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Allen ...
Rev. Roscoe Boone
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Agent Clark
Gloria King ...
Elsie
Ray Sager ...
Grady
Eric Bradly ...
Sam (as Erich Bradly)
Terence McCarthy ...
Carter
Ronna Riddle ...
Lynn
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Bubba
Jack Garner ...
Turnip (as John Garner)
Bill Mays ...
George the Sheriff
Lee Danser ...
Zeke
Pamela Polsgrove ...
Mary Ellen
Doffy Candler ...
Beau
Skip Nicholson ...
Lawyer Grimes
Carol Merrill ...
Bubba's Nurse
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A backwoods Bible-quoting Foghorn Leghorn-ish con man who believes in free love and moon-shining runs into trouble with the locals when a series of gruesome religious murders are committed: a new bride is raped off-screen, a woman is stoned and two others are crucified. Written by MG

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Film debut of Larry Drake. See more »

Quotes

Carter: Reverend, look, if by some miracle I can get you out of this mess, you have got to give me your word that you'll close down the White Lighting still.
Grady: Don't listen to him! He's sided with them!
Carter: I don't care what you think, Grady! I'm trying to help.
[police cars are approaching]
Carter: Here they come!
[to Boone]
Carter: What's your answer?
Rev. Roscoe Boone: Well, boy, if you can put oil on the water, I ain't gonna set that oil on fire.
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Featured in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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One More Swig of Moonshine
Words and Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis (as Sheldon Seymour)
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16 July 2009 | by (Tallahassee, Florida) – See all my reviews

Yay!! a sleep-inducing version of Moonshine Mountain, just what I always wanted.

Alright, fine, maybe that was a bit harsh, but Herechell Gordon Lewis's original Hixploitation epic was totally entertaining, but this one... it just gives me no reason to stay awake. Why I care enough to actually take the time to write a review of this movie doesn't really make much sense, now that I think about it, but I have come this far...

While this film may seem similar to Moonshine Mountain, This Stuff'll Kill Ya, besides being a good sleep aid, is lacking that special something that made the first one special. Maybe it's the fact that Moonshine Mountain was filmed in South Carolina, and this one is from Oklahoma. Nothing against Oklahoma (atleast nothing off the top of my head) but if you want to create some worthwhile Hixploitation, shooting it in the South would be a good start, I mean the real South, South Carolina would have done just fine, or why not Tennessee? Oh well, I highly doubt a better location would have somehow magically made this movie not boring, but it wouldn't have hurt. Even the legendary Jeffery Allen couldn't save this one.

Meet Reverend Boone (Jeffery Allen). Loud-mouth hypocrite, who may or may not have been the inspiration for Foghorn Leghorn. When this guy isn't ranting at the congregation, he's running his illegal moonshine business. This guy even has the nerve to visit liquor stores, only to preach the good word while smashing product. Really, the nerve of this man!!. But when the FBI start cracking down, and one of the ladies in the Church gets stoned to death, things really get...well, nothing really. This Hixploitation under-achievement stumbles along with a car chase/crash, complete with airplane sound effects, a peculiar funeral scene, and another murder or two... like I said, a whole lotta nothing.

Truth be told, I don't feel great about speaking so ill of any Lewis movie because Herschell is a bigger icon that Romero and Raimi put together and he's one of my all-time favorites. They can't all be the masterpiece (Two Thousand Maniacs) and yeah, some may be slightly unwatchable (How To Make A Doll) but Herschell should be proud of all his movies, because these drive-in obscurities are a whole lot more than most of us have done. Great news gang, good ol' H.G. will be coming out with some new gore, hopefully, this year called The Uh-Oh Show, starring the legendary Joel D. Wynkoop. How awesome is that?

If you're one of those who have seen Blood Feast or Two Thousand Maniacs just because it's one of those you've always heard about, and if you consider them kind of slow compared to your beloved Sixth Sense (or whatever normal people are in to), then you're wasting you time here, because This Stuff'll Kill Ya will not convert you, and that goes triple for the other half of this double-feature, Year Of The Yahoo. Although, if you're a Lewis completist, then this double feature is a must.

Since Lewis is doin' his thing again , it ain't too late to go to somewheres decent like Tennessee and make one more Hixploitation masterpiece. For 70's Hixploitation worth your time, check out Scum Of The Earth, or if you're not into the old stuff then maybe Inbred Rednecks might do it for ya. So, ultimately, my advice to anyone who's curious about Lewis's non-gore, would be to seek out Moonshine Mountain instead, unless you're like me and must own all that is Lewis, in that case, have at it, hoss. 5/10


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