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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drive In Masacre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

S.A.M. Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The poster featured the following warning: "DRIVE-IN MASSACRE has been deemed by an independent film board to be too terrifying for viewing by the average theatre patron. For this reason, it is suggested that those of you with severe emotional disorders or chronic coronary dysfunction NOT see this movie. The risk is entirely yours." See more »

Goofs

Catherine Barkley, who plays Jim's date, wears a brown wig in the film. When Jim attempts to remove her shirt, her blond hair is visible toward the back of her neck. She quickly grabs the wig and pulls it down. See more »

Quotes

Detective Larry: I talked to the manager of the drive in, his name is Austin Johnson, and you're really gonna like him. He's what you'd call your perfect asshole.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Why Drive In Went Out of Business
16 April 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

There's somebody who is slashing to death a whole lot of the patrons of a particularly drive-in theater in the Los Angeles area where no doubt films like this are being shown. Before a couple of spoon sharp detectives solve this series of crimes a lot more couples get themselves hacked and slashed.

In this no name cast with acting on the level of my junior high school dramatics,the two detectives discover that the land that the drive-in is on was once a carnival and the drive-in employees are all former carnys. You've got knife throwers, sword swallowers and some general all around hard cases working at this drive-in with the various implements ready and available.

Drive In Massacre is the kind of film shown at drive ins so people who were there for something else could rest assured they were missing absolutely nothing of any redeeming artistic value


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