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1972 (USA) See more »
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A Dracula On Drugs! See more »
Plot:
A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Blood-drinking turkey monster mania! See more (49 total) »

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Directed by
Brad F. Grinter 
Steve Hawkes 
 
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Brad F. Grinter 
Steve Hawkes 

Produced by
Brad F. Grinter .... producer
Steve Hawkes .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gil Ward 
 
Cinematography by
Ron N. Sill 
 
Film Editing by
Gil Ward 
 
Sound Department
Randy Grinter .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rafael Hernandez .... assistant camera
Ron N. Sill .... camera operator
 

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86 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Canada:16+ (Quebec) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1975)
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The victim that gets his leg cut off by a table saw was an actual amputee.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: When Herschel and Anne are seen smoking weed, the director can be heard saying, "Action."See more »
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Drug dealer:Unless you give me the dough, I can not supply you anymore.See more »
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References "Twilight Zone" (1959)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Blood-drinking turkey monster mania!, 8 May 2003
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

A very shaky camera follows leatherclad 'Nam vet Herschell (Steve Hawkes) down the Florida turnpike, where he helps Angel, a stranded, bible quoting "seeker of the truth" in hot pants. The two go back to her place, where a hippie drug party hosted by Angel's cute, baby-voiced "far out" sister Anne is taking place. When Herschell ignores the advances of a woman, she informs him, "You' re nothing but a dumb b***ard who doesn't know where it's at, anyway!"

Herschell ends up getting a job at the father's turkey farm, Anne gets him "hooked" on pot and scientists in lab jackets trick him into eating chemicals that transform him into a turkey headed monster that gobbles, hangs people upside down, slits their throats and drinks the blood, all while dressed in flared bell-bottom pants!

One very blood, standout murder scene has a guy getting his leg cut off with a table saw. Some real turkeys are beheaded, too, for additional gore. But the action stops cold when the on-screen, chain-smoking narrator (played by director Grinter) reads preachy, pro-Christian commentary off of cue cards on a desk!

The big, muscular Hawkes sports Elvis hair, thick sideburns and weird, blotchy skin, and is one of the worst actors I can think of. Other cast members flub or forget their lines and often look directly at the camera and laugh! No one is credited with writing it on the version I have (the original VHS copy), but with lines directed toward Hawkes like, "He's strong, he's handsome and he enjoys being attractive to the opposite sex," I strongly suspect he had his hand in there somewhere.

Do NOT miss this movie!

Score: (technically speaking) 1 out of 10 / (for laughs) 10 out of 10!

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