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Drive In Massacre (1976)

Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

Director:

Stu Segall

Writers:

John F. Goff (screenplay) (as John Goff), George 'Buck' Flower (screenplay) (as Buck Flowers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John F. Goff John F. Goff ... Police Det. Mike Leary (as Jake Barnes)
Steve Vincent Steve Vincent ... Police Psychologist (as Adam Lawrence)
Douglas Gudbye Douglas Gudbye ... Germy
Verkina Flower Verkina Flower ... Little Girl in Warehouse (as Verkina Flowers)
Robert E. Pearson Robert E. Pearson ... Austin Johnson (as Newton Naushaus)
Catherine Barkley Catherine Barkley ... Kathy - Jim's Date
Norman Sheridan Norman Sheridan ... Orville Ingleson (as Norman Sherlock)
John Alderman ... Jim (as Frank Hollowell)
Jacqueline Giroux ... Arlene (as Valdesta)
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Police Det. John Koch (as Michael Alden)
Martin Gatsby Martin Gatsby ... David (as Marty Gatsby)
Sandy Carey Sandy Carey ... Lori (as Patricia James)
Janus Blythe ... Alan's Girl (as Tiffany Jones)
Myron Griffith Myron Griffith ... Alan
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Storyline

Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

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Taglines:

...Your Nightmares Are About To Come True!! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drive-In Massacre See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

S.A.M. Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Body count: 9. See more »

Goofs

The same shot of the manager lighting a cigarette, shaking his head, and walking into the projection booth is shown several times throughout the course of this film. See more »

Quotes

Detective Larry: Let's go get that bald-headed garbage can!
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The title is shown as though it were written in letters on the marquee of an actual drive-in theatre. See more »

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So Bad It's Good
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Drive-In Massacre (1976)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Low budget horror film about a maniac cutting people's heads off with a ninja sword at a California drive-in. This certainly isn't a "good" film but it works very well for its type—a B budget drive-in flick of the 70's. There's plenty of violence and gore, including a rather well done decapitation and some wonderful, zany dialogue. The biggest problem is that the film runs a tad bit slow even at 74-minutes. The nice twist ending and warning was also a nice touch. This certainly isn't going to be remembered as anything great but if you like "B" trash then you might enjoy this one.


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