Drive-In Massacre (1974)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Basically the final act of Peter Bogdanovich's Targets stretched to feature length (and without any redeeming subtext), this weak slasher thriller involves a psycho who stalks unsuspecting moviegoers with a variety of sharp implements, particularly a massive sword, during a drive-in screening of a cheesy western. This naturally leads to various scenes of necking patrons being shish-kebabbed with the weapon of choice. Although this might have been an amusing novelty when actually shown at a drive-in, it's just a dreary mess on home video, making the otherwise terse 80-minute running time seem like three hours. One trivial point of interest is the behind-the-camera participation of familiar "B"-movie character actor Buck Flower, who collaborated on the screenplay.

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drive-in, killer, massacre, murder, patron, rampage, manager, police, truckdriver