Horror House on Highway Five (1985)

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A van full of college students traveling down a highway is terrorized by a psycho killer in a Richard Nixon mask.



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Cast overview:
Phil Therrien ...
Dr. Marbuse
Max Manthey ...
Irene F. ...
Michael Castagnolia ...
The Pothead
Susan Leslie ...
Randy Daitch ...
Bill Pope ...
Gentleman (as William Pope)
Richard Meltzer ...
Tough Guy
Kathleen Battersby ...
Ronald Reagan ...
Steve DeVorkin ...
Van Driver
Robert Gaulin ...
S. Eisenstein ...


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They were young and in love. He was crazy. She was dead. See more »




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Director Richard Casey was also a music video director. He worked with Blue Oyster Cult. See more »


Female Passenger: [Barking at Joe] What's wrong with you? You just run that guy over!...
Female Passenger: ... You must have a very low IQ!
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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »


Bug Theme
by Squalor (Marco Fox and Tom Byers with Spike Marlin and Willie Mann)
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Great film, with "The Dictators" soundtrack too!
6 August 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why so many people didn't like this movie. That's probably because they're not into REAL horror films, or B-movies in general! I'm sure they'd hate Pink Flamingos too... The plot is not confusing, not less then Pulp Fiction's structure might be! I personally find this film brilliant, and the continuous changes of places/events just made it more interesting to watch. Every gross element is there to help the other side of the movie come out: a comedy! That's a creepy comedy!.. And all its oddities perfectly counterbalance fear and fun. The soundtrack is great and there are two songs of The Dictators in it: Those alone, give it a good rock n' roll injection that raise "Horror House on Highway Five" on a higher rank than many (boring) "standard" slahers I've seen! I won't spoil anything of the story, 'cause I've had a lot of fun discovering myself, piece by piece, how the different characters were going to meet in the end...

Highly recommended if you like stuff like "Criminally Insane", "Spookies", "Mosquito der Schänder", "Death Bed: The Bed That Eats"...

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