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Satan's Sadists (1969)

The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his ... See full summary »


Al Adamson


Greydon Clark (screenplay) (as Dennis Wayne), Russ Tamblyn (dialogue collaborator)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Russ Tamblyn ... Anchor
Scott Brady ... Charlie Baldwin
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Firewater (as John Cardos)
Robert Dix ... Willie
Gary Kent ... Johnny Martin
Greydon Clark ... Acid
Kent Taylor ... Lew
Regina Carrol ... Gina
Jacqulin Cole ... Tracy (as Jackie Taylor)
William Bonner ... Muscle
Bobby Clark Bobby Clark ... Romeo
Evelyn Frank Evelyn Frank ... Nora Baldwin
Yvonne Stewart Yvonne Stewart ... Carol
Cheryl Anne Cheryl Anne ... Jan
Bambi Allen Bambi Allen ... Lois


The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his waitress, Tracy. After a little killing, one of the patrons named Johnny manages to escape from the bikers into the desert. They need to reach a town before the Satans catch up to them and kill them. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Hippie psychos on a mad murder spree! See more »


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Director Al Adamson instigated the project after a more expensive production that he'd been working on collapsed. He was able to put the financing together with producer Samuel M. Sherman, hoping to cash in on the wave of biker movies that were enjoying popularity in the late '60s. See more »


Charlie: I'll get you, you little bastard. I promise you, I'll get you if it's the last thing I ever do.
Anchor: You're right, cop. You're right, I *am* a rotten bastard. I admit it. But I tell ya something. Even though I got a lot of hate inside, I got some friends who ain't got hate inside. They're filled with nothing but love. Their only crime is growing their hair long, smoking a little grass and getting high, looking at the stars at night, writing poetry in the sand. And what do you do? You bust down their ...
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Alternate Versions

The film was rejected for UK cinema and finally released on DVD in 2003 with 57 secs of cuts to edit a rape scene. See more »


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Fun Biker Flick
9 January 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Satan's Sadist (1969)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This biker flick pretty much put Independent International on the map and today it still holds up quite well. The story is pretty simple as a biker gang led by Anchor (Russ Tamblyn) take people hostage inside a restaurant. He kills three but two (Gary Kent, Jackie Taylor) get away and head out in the desert to hide. Naturally the biker gang must go after them and soon both sides realize that Anchor really is beyond crazy. Once you become familiar with the work of Adamson you'll begin to realize that he rarely turned out an "good" movie but this one here is perhaps the best I've seen at least from a technical point of view. The performances, direction and cinematography are actually pretty good here, which might make some people think this isn't an Adamson picture but he had quite a bit to work with here and the end result works. Tamblyn is extremely fun as the psycho biker as his laid-back approach makes for a good, cold villain. Kent makes for a good hero and Taylor is at least easy on the eyes. The supporting players feature some familiar faces including John "Bud" Carlos as an Indian biker, Adamson regular Regina Carrol play a sympathetic biker chic and Kent Taylor appears briefly as the restaurant owner. We even get Richard Dix playing a one-eyed biker. The film pretty much goes all out in terms of exploitation as we get some fairly violent death scenes, several mild rape scenes and of course you can't be a biker flick without a good number of fist fights. One of the highlights of the film happens when the bikers first appear inside the restaurant and the folks inside try to fight back at them. This leads to a pretty well-directed sequence once Anchor has three people on the outside and he plans on raping the cop's wife. The film starts to wear thin towards the end but this is something that happened with a lot of exploitation movies. Those wanting nudity will find plenty of it here as the women were clearly hired more for the size of their breasts than anything else. The most outlandish thing about SATAN'S SADIST is the fact that it has a soundtrack featuring six films by a group called The Nightriders. This group isn't going to make you forget The Rolling Stones but the songs actually fit the film rather nicely.

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8 May 1970 (West Germany) See more »

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Nightmare Bloodbath See more »

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