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Northville Cemetery Massacre
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Writers:
William Dear (screenplay) and
Thomas L. Dyke (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
March 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The day that law and order went beserk...
Plot:
Mayhem starts when a gang of bikers is accused of a sadistic rape in a small town. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Interesting and Bloody Cult Film See more (21 total) »

Cast

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David Hyry ... Chris
J. Craig Collicut ... Putnam (as Craig Collicott)
Carson Jackson ... Deke
Jan Sisk ... Lynn
Herb Sharples ... John Tyner
Len Speck ... Armstrong
Beatrice Endahl ... Lady in Car
Harry Endahl ... Man in Car
Brooke Evens ... Hollywood
Jill Biggers ... Bride
Ward Clawson ... First Road Ranger
Richard Davis ... Second Road Ranger
Buzz Brown ... Part Time Judge
Audrey Speck ... Tina
Chuck Whaley ... Tiny

Terence McGovern ... Teddy (as Terry McGovern)
Kelly Burke ... TV Reporter
Fred Rex ... TV Cameraman
Ed Pieratt ... Chief
Eric Fisher ... Rookie
Jackie Harbin ... Waitress
Virginia Pieratt ... Nurse
Road Agents Motorcycle Club ... Rival Club (as Road Agents MC)
Ray Gardener ... Captain Freedom
Garret Albright ... Trucker
Howard Reeves ... Officer Piggins

Don Franklin ... Officer Fedorko
Charles Pearson ... First Hearse Driver
William Morrell ... Second Hearse Driver
Anthony Wyrock ... Third Hearse Driver
Pat Monks ... Pilot
Victoria Baue
Nancy Burek
Debbi Dipietro (as Debbi DiPietro)
Richard Duggan
Don C. Howell
Susan Kingsley
David Klim
Joe Pazzanese
James Tulas
Louis Westfall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nick Nolte ... Chris (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dear 
Thomas L. Dyke 
 
Writing credits
William Dear (screenplay) and
Thomas L. Dyke (screenplay) and
Jim Pappas (screenplay)

Phil Nyus (additional dialogue) and
Robert H. Dyke (additional dialogue) and
James King (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Marvin Lee Camp .... associate producer
William Dear .... producer
Robert H. Dyke .... executive producer
Thomas L. Dyke .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nesmith 
 
Cinematography by
William Dear (photographed by)
Thomas L. Dyke (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Christa Kindt 
Jerry Wellen 
 
Production Management
Bob Fish .... post-production supervisor
Michael Kowalski .... production manager (as Mike Kowalski)
 
Sound Department
Jim Best .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Bragg .... location sound
James King .... location sound
Joel Moss .... dubbing mixer
Scott D. Smith .... sound mixer: additional sound
James G. Stewart .... dubbing mixer (as Jim Stewart)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Greenberg .... assistant camera
Robert Handley .... gaffer (as Bob Handly)
Terry Kelly .... assistant camera
Jim Wedlake .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Victoria Baue .... continuity
Dennis King .... production assistant
Robert Skotak .... production assistant (as Bob Skotack)
 

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Runtime:
Norway:82 min (heavily cut) | UK:86 min | USA:83 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (cut) | Norway:18 (video) (1980's) (cut version) | UK:18 | USA:R (re-rating) | West Germany:18 (heavily cut)

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Trivia:
Filmed in 1972, not released until 1976.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Making of 'Timerider' (2013) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lord Please Make Me HappySee more »

FAQ

Is the Dutch VHS Version uncensored?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and Bloody Cult Film, 18 January 2007
Author: wolverines1012 from Northville, Michigan

The DVD came out this Halloween, and I was able to get a copy signed at the 30th Anniversary re-release party in Northville. I hadn't heard about it before, but growing up in the area I was excited for it. It was made almost a decade before I was born so I felt no nostalgia for the time period and the way of life. I did however enjoy seeing what is now a fully-developed town back when it was just farm land.

The quality of the DVD menus and extras are phenomenal. I'm very glad the spent the time and money on creating a quality product. Since I hadn't seen it before, I can't say if the video or sound was remastered. It seemed like there could have been more work done to spruce up the actual film (there are a few jump cuts that seem almost accidental and the audio doesn't always line up with the mouths).

I enjoyed the extreme violence (not something you want to watch while babysitting) and the demonization of the 'pigs'. It certainly speaks of a different time and is rewarding with an interesting combination of action, drama, and comedy. I think I enjoyed most the fact that this was an actual motorcycle club and not actors (for the most part).

In conclusion, this film is never very believable, but is almost always enjoyable. If you are from the area (and not too sensitive to violence, sexuality, and language) definitely pick up a copy. I think this film crosses a few lines (in a good way) and takes you out of your comfort zone. It never really makes you think, but the motorcycle club is well developed as a single character (none of the members really stand out individually) and at times the cinematography is surprisingly good. It's not incredibly well put-together, but for its time and budget, I would consider classifying it as amazing.

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