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Thundercrack! (1975)

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Take a cliched Horror-story beginning, a remote Gothic mansion, an insane hostess, a group of strangers (four men, three women and a gorilla) and you pretty much begin to see that this is ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Marion Eaton ...
Mrs. Gert Hammond
Melinda McDowell ...
Sash
...
Bing
Mookie Blodgett ...
Chandler
Ken Scudder ...
Bond
Bernie Boyle ...
Señor Tostada
Mark Ellinger ...
Charlie Hammond
Laurie Hendricks ...
Simon Cassidy's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moira Benson ...
Roo
Virginia Giritlian ...
Sarah Lou Phillips
Michelle Gross ...
Hula Hoop Girl (as Michele Gross)
Rick Johnson ...
Toydy
Margo O'Connor
Billy Paradise ...
Mrs. Harlan
Pamela Primate ...
Medusa
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Take a cliched Horror-story beginning, a remote Gothic mansion, an insane hostess, a group of strangers (four men, three women and a gorilla) and you pretty much begin to see that this is not meant to be a serious film, but rather a parody of several other (older and better) ones. Social and sexual confusion & misunderstanding guarantees that this odd cast of characters will come together and entertain & amuse for 120 minutes. Written by Len Massaar

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Mrs. Gert Hammond: Shut the hell up, Goddamn puppet! You're nothing but a puppet for the Weather Bureau, and they pull the string that makes your mouth go up and down. I'll bet you don't even know what the hell an isobar is...
[laughs]
Mrs. Gert Hammond: And don't go telling me it's some kind of a popsicle!
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A true underground satire
11 October 1999 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

THUNDERCRACK! is, in a strange way, a scurrilous precursor of DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, and with wicked wit and precision, subverts not only the entire `grammar' of film, but an endless succession of Hollywood images, situations and clichés in the process. It even manages to satirise pornography; no mean feat when such images still retain their power to shock and unsettle some people! Using the familiar "lonely-house on a storm-swept night acting as a safe haven for lost and confused travellers" scenario, (some chance!!), it explores the manners and mores of `normal' society with such wicked wit that only the most puritanical would not be capable of responding. Thankfully made in black-and-white, the entire cast and, it appears, crew, throw themselves into the venture without inhibition or qualm, and the result is Hollywood turned on it's head, and all those previously `hidden' and subliminal subplots exposed for what they really are. For broad-minded adults, a most amusing and entertaining tonic, showing perhaps, that even sex should not be taken TOO seriously.


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