A suburban high school teacher is fired from her job for teaching sex education. But she continues to give private sessions at her home to her former students leading to rumors and complications around town.
A demented, elderly woman has her mentally retarded son kill and scalp various young women to use their hair for her wig shop while a persistent coed tries to link various killings on a local Florida college campus to them.
Herschell Gordon Lewis
In the 19th century, siblings Abilene and Tod, orphaned on their western farm, become attracted to each other, sexually. The confused Tod fleas to a nearby town where he meets Linda, a ... See full summary »
The Fisher family moves into the suburbs to get away from the city, and wife Ilene's propensity for males. They meet the neighbors, the Conleys and Elstons, and become friends. Soon they're having cookouts together, and taking each other's mates for a ride, but not without guilt and repercussions.Written by
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Ilene (Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Bert (Ben Moore) move into a new community with their young daughter. Upon arriving there the husband promises no more drinking and the wife promises no more boyfriends. It doesn't take long (a few hours) before the happy couple are at a party where the husband is drunk and the wife is going off with another man.
Herschell Gordon Lewis made movies from just about every genre and this one here is his attempt at a dramatic one. You'd think with a story dealing with swingers that you'd have a pretty naughty little film but if you're expecting some sort of sleaze or even any nudity then you're going to be disappointed.
SUBURBAN ROULETTE is basically a melodrama about a troubled marriage and the destruction that is caused by their problems. Fans of A TASTE OF BLOOD will recognize Wilkinson and for the most part I thought she gave a decent performance here or at least for this type of movie. TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! fans will also recognize Moore. They make for a believable couple but there's no question that there are some unintentionally funny moments and especially with Moore's drunken rages.
At the same time, the film does have some effective moments and that includes a pretty intense scene where the drunken husband attacks his wife both physically and verbally for her "nature." I though this scene was very well directed by the drive-in legend and I might even argue it was technically the best thing from any of his movies. With that said, this is still just a cheap "B" picture but fans of the director will certainly want to check it out even with the lack of any sleaze.
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