The Acid Eaters (1967)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1968 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A gang of weekend revelers gear up for a few days of fun on the edge in this over-the-top exploitation picture. The clock strikes five on a Friday afternoon, and a gang of part-time bohemians hop aboard their motorcycles and hit the highway looking for kicks. After smoking marijuana, knocking back beers, enjoying nude swimming and engaging in body painting, one of the women sinks to her death into a pit of quicksand following a fight with another gal over the attentions of her boyfriend Artie (Buck Kartalian aka Buckie Buck). After ripping off a hapless motorist to replenish their reefer supply, the partiers pair off for some sexual shenanigans while Artie is able to bring his gal back from the dead with the help of an Indian chief (who works his magic in exchange for $27 and a trading stamp). Finally, the hipsters find what they've been looking for -- the White Pyramid, a twenty foot high monument constructed of sugar cubes dosed with LSD, where Satan (also played by Kartalian) cheerfully feeds them acid from the end of his pitchfork. The Devil encourages them to let go of the last of their inhibitions, leading to a crazed orgy while one of the gals (Pat Barrington) dances frenetically to the accompaniment of a bongo drummer. Cheerfully incoherent and casually amoral, The Acid Eaters also features Lila Lamont, Sharon Carr, Camille Grant and Ernie F. Orsatti (billed as Brick Wahl); Byron Mabe directed under the pseudonym B. Ron Elliott, and exploitation icon David F. Friedman handled the cinematography as Milo Gore.



abuse, addiction, biker, drugs, on-the-road