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Scum of the Earth (1974)

R | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1974 (USA)
Newlyweds Helen and Paul go to a backwoods cabin on vacation. When Paul goes back to the car for some cigarettes he's not given a chance to ponder the carcinogenic ramifications as an axe ... See full summary »

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Ann Stafford ...
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Norma Moore ...
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Camilla Carr ...
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Bo Pickett
Hugh Feagin ...
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Joel Colodner ...
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Newlyweds Helen and Paul go to a backwoods cabin on vacation. When Paul goes back to the car for some cigarettes he's not given a chance to ponder the carcinogenic ramifications as an axe blade makes the point moot. Panic stricken, Helen runs into the woods, only to find Odie Pickett as her only savior. He takes her back to his place, where pregnant wife Emmy, thick-as-a-brick son Bo, and available-since-she-was-twelve daughter Sarah, do their best to give her a "family" welcome. While Helen's immediate danger is somewhat delayed, her newfound shelter begins showing some signs of danger as well. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Poor White Trash Part II  »

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Hugh Feagin only worked for one day on this film. See more »

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Bo Pickett: Don't put a hex on me, Sarah! Don't put a hex on me, Sarah!
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Referenced in Fiona on Fire (1978) See more »

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Love Is a Final Affair
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Written by Robert Farrar and Skipper Richardson
Performed by Peyton E. Park (as Peyton Park)
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What a classic schlocky drive-in movie
1 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All my high school friends and I saw this movie at a drive-in. We still quote lines to this movie still! "Bo, git me a jar!" It was retitled as "Poor White Trash, Part II" - but there never was a Poor White Trash - Part I. I've been trying to get this on video for over 20 years, with no luck. It's so bad, it's funny. I think the budget for this flick must have under $50,000. The dialogue is laughably bad, the actors are godawful, the plot has so many holes like a broken colander. But to its credit, this movie is far worse than anything Ed Wood did - "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Glenn Or Glenda," etc. don't hold a candle to this flick. Possibly "Eraserhead" might come close, but I don't think so. To set the mood to watch this movie, you must be either drunk (half-in-the-bag) or stoned or both.


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