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Writers:
John F. Goff (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
7 January 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You'll Pay To Get In... And Pray To Get Out! See more »
Plot:
Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword. | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Maybe This Is What Started the Decline of Drive-Ins? See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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)

John Alderman ... 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)

Janus Blythe ... Alan's Girl (as Tiffany Jones)
Myron Griffith ... Alan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George 'Buck' Flower ... Suspect in Warehouse (uncredited)
Stu Segall ... Police Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Stu Segall 
 
Writing credits
John F. Goff (screenplay) (as John Goff) and
George 'Buck' Flower (screenplay) (as Buck Flowers)

Stu Segall (original story) (as Godfrey Daniels)

Produced by
Stu Segall .... producer
Rochelle Weisberg .... executive producer (as Rochelle Gail Weisberg)
 
Cinematography by
Ken Gibb (director of photography) (as Kenneth Lloyd Gibb)
 
Film Editing by
T. Howard Chapman 
 
Makeup Department
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist (as The Duke of Disguise)
 
Production Management
Stu Segall .... production manager (as Godfrey Daniels)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Tull .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... effects editor
Neil Rozensky .... sound mixer
Stephen St. John .... boom operator (as Steve St. John)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James R. Bagdonas .... assistant camera (as Jim Bagdonas)
Ron Batzdorff .... best boy
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... key grip (as Ernie Roebuck)
Frank Silveirra .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Julie Hines .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Stephanie Anderson .... production assistant
Becky Litvinoff .... caterer
Helen Miller .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Drive-In Massacre" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
74 min
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The car interior scenes were shot in a studio in Hollywood.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Catherine Barkley, who plays Jim's date, wears a brown wig in the film. When Jim attempts to remove her shirt, her blond hair is visible toward the back of her neck. She quickly grabs the wig and pulls it down.See more »
Quotes:
Police Det. Mike Leary:They may have closed the carnival, but the freaks are still hanging around and we just talked to two of the choicest ones.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Renegade: Headcase (#1.17)" (1993)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Maybe This Is What Started the Decline of Drive-Ins?, 13 December 2005

Dreadful film about a serial killer that repeatedly butchers his victims with a sword at a Californian drive-in. On the trail of the killer are two overweight police detectives with no acting skill whatsoever - which accommodates a cast of similar types. This film has little substance: we are given the killings with no reason at all, with no killer it seems, and with no credibility in direction, script, or acting. None of the "cast" seems like a real actor(maybe a case could be made for the guy playing Germy). The actors look like they move on cue. The script gives us nothing in terms of plot except that a couple cops are looking for a killer at a drive-in and they have three forgettable leads in solving the case. The direction is sub-par as the lighting is barely able to illuminate much of the action at night. The gore is ridiculously inept in execution, and the editing is just as flawed. The film is funny for all the wrong reasons, especially some inane dialog like the fattest police detective being warned that the ham sandwich he is eating may be his father(?) The film is framed in the same type of documentary prologue and epilogue used so much more effectively in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Here it is laughable. A truly bad film with little merit.

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