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Drive In Massacre (1976)

Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

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Cast

Cast overview:
John F. Goff ...
Police Det. Mike Leary (as Jake Barnes)
Steve Vincent ...
Police Psychologist (as Adam Lawrence)
Douglas Gudbye ...
Germy
Verkina Flower ...
Little Girl in Warehouse (as Verkina Flowers)
Robert E. Pearson ...
Austin Johnson (as Newton Naushaus)
Catherine Barkley ...
Kathy - Jim's Date
Norman Sheridan ...
Orville Ingleson (as Norman Sherlock)
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Jim (as Frank Hollowell)
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Arlene (as Valdesta)
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Police Det. John Koch (as Michael Alden)
Martin Gatsby ...
David (as Marty Gatsby)
Sandy Carey ...
Lori (as Patricia James)
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Alan's Girl (as Tiffany Jones)
Myron Griffith ...
Alan
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Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

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Filmed entirely in bloodcurdling Gore-Color See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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7 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Drive In Masacre  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

All the nocturnal scenes at the drive-in theater were shot in a single evening. See more »

Goofs

Catherine Barkley is credited as Kathy, although that name isn't used in the film. See more »

Quotes

Austin Johnson: [mumbling to himself] Goddamn... what a bunch of crap... a bunch of degenerates.
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The title is shown as though it were written in letters on the marquee of an actual drive-in theatre. See more »

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I kinda liked it...
21 March 2001 | by (Montreal, Quebec (Canada)) – See all my reviews

This was actually pretty watchable for the genre it was made in. In no way was this film intended to be anything else but B-movie fare at a drive-in very much like the one portrayed within (minus the murders we hope). A nice touch is that it contains the semblance of a storyline. Instead of following the killer around as in most slasher films, they follow the two policeman that are trying to find him as they interview potential suspects. The very novelty of seeing it told this way made it fun for me. Some other moments, such as the not-too-seamless voiceover by a character named "The Great Germy", are so awful that it's almost an inspired kind of awful.

You basically have to have gone to the drive-in yourself years ago to see how dead on some of the portrayals of the patrons are. Yes it's schlock, but it's mostly amusing schlock and perfect for a boring saturday night when you had nothing else to rent; provided of course your video store even carries a copy of this.

For those who'd like to buy this and have no idea what they're in for; just ask yourself the following: Do you like such movies as "The Prowler", "He Knows You're Alone" and "My Bloody Valentine" ? Heck, did you even KNOW these films existed ? If the answer is "yes" to both, then you'll like this film, but don't pay more than 5 or 6 dollars for it. If your only exposure to slasher films has been Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Halloween and maybe a Friday The 13th film or two, then you will probably not like this film and stay far far FAR away.


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