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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)
Jacqueline Giroux ...
Arlene (as Valdesta)
Bruce Kimball ...
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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7 January 1977 (USA)  »

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Drive In Masacre  »

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The poster featured the following warning: "DRIVE-IN MASSACRE has been deemed by an independent film board to be too terrifying for viewing by the average theatre patron. For this reason, it is suggested that those of you with severe emotional disorders or chronic coronary dysfunction NOT see this movie. The risk is entirely yours." See more »

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

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Detective Larry: Let's go get that bald-headed garbage can!
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Make up effects by: the Duke of Disguise See more »

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Why Drive In Went Out of Business
16 April 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

There's somebody who is slashing to death a whole lot of the patrons of a particularly drive-in theater in the Los Angeles area where no doubt films like this are being shown. Before a couple of spoon sharp detectives solve this series of crimes a lot more couples get themselves hacked and slashed.

In this no name cast with acting on the level of my junior high school dramatics,the two detectives discover that the land that the drive-in is on was once a carnival and the drive-in employees are all former carnys. You've got knife throwers, sword swallowers and some general all around hard cases working at this drive-in with the various implements ready and available.

Drive In Massacre is the kind of film shown at drive ins so people who were there for something else could rest assured they were missing absolutely nothing of any redeeming artistic value


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