After watching this film i was taken back on how much it bothered me. Although it is an almost direct copy of the 1973 classic "Badlands" staring Martin Sheen, I found "Stark Raving Mad" had the more effective ending, leaving the viewer hanging- questions going unanswered. Where "Badlands" had the budget and the actors backing it, "Stark Raving Mad" truly excels due it's ultra low budget and non-actors- giving it an almost ultra realism quality. There's one great scene involving the killer after he's been caught and a reporter, I feel it basically sums up the numb, unapologetic feeling the movie leaves long after you've watched it.
the Killer: I wanna go back
Reporter: You wanna go back where?
the Killer: Go back to Nebraska
Reporter: And why is that, Killer?
the Killer: Cause they hang you in Wyoming...and...hahaha...I don't like ropes.
I must say i really enjoyed this movie and it was all by accident. I went to my local video store and went to the horror section, i saw the cover of this film and thought i looked interesting, so i rented it. If you ever have a chance to view this film i suggest you take a look, especially for the brilliant last two minutes, it sent chills down my spine.
P.S.- This message is for the cast and crew of this film. If anyone from this film ever happens to read this i just want to let you know that you did a great job, even if you borrowed a lot off of "Badlands" I think the last few minutes of this film are brilliant. Well Done.
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