Drive-In Mutants: Roller Boogie (1979)

Drive-in-MutantsEvery month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

rollerboogieposterROLLER BOOGIE (1979)
Aliases: None
United Artists Pictures

Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Starring: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland, Roger Perry

The Plot is Afoot! Terry is a classical musician and wealthy young girl who dreams of being a roller skater and disco dancer. She meets quick talking huckster Bobby James who is one of the best roller skaters in California. After seeking a chance to become a roller skater, she looks for Bobby James who begins to fall in love with Terry.

With Terry’s future in college gradually veering toward a life of music, she begins to warm up to Bobby who shows his charms. Meanwhile, the owner of a popular roller skating rink is being pushed out of his business by a crooked land developer who wants to destroy it. Terry, Bobby, and their large cavalcade of skaters team up to save their favorite hang out and compete one last time.

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Drive-In Mutants: April Fool’s Day (1986)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

aprilfoolsday1APRIL FOOL’S DAY (1986)
Aliases: None.
Paramount Pictures
Directed by: Fred Walton
Starring: Deborah Foreman, Amy Steel, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt.

The Plot is Afoot!
The wealthy Muffy St. John is hosing a party at her island mansion with a group of her close college friends on the weekend leading in to the ever infamous April Fool’s Day. Muffy is a lover of pranks and gags, implementing them on her guests, and encouraging them to have a good time. Suddenly party guests begin to disappear and guest Nan realizes the games aren’t so funny anymore, discovering the bodies and limbs of her friends.

The guests soon realize they’re incapable of leaving the island until the end of the weekend and must figure out a way to survive until then. Especially now that they’ve learned their friend Muffy has been replaced by her criminally insane and psychotic twin sister Buffy.

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Drive-In Mutants: Nightmare Sisters (1987)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

nightmare_sisters_posterNIGHTMARE SISTERS (1987)
Aliases:
Sorority Sisters, Sorority Succubus Sisters
Trans World Entertainment
Directed by: David DeCoteau
Starring: Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, Jim Culver, Timoth Kaufman, Matthew Phelps

The Plot is Afoot!
Nerdy Melody, Marci and Mickey spend their days wiling the time away on their goofy hobbies. Anxious to go on dates, they invite the three pledges from the local frat over for a fun night, and despite their reservations the three geeky gentlemen oblige hoping to get laid. After a boring night, antique collector Marci brings out her magic orb for a fun séance. The nerdy threesome are turned in to voracious nude sex starved vixens. Little do the three frat boys know, the girls are hungry, but it’s not for sex.

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Drive-In Mutants: Private Resort (1985)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

privateresortPRIVATE RESORT (1985)
Aliases: Personal Resort, Private Club
Tristar Pictures
Directed by: George Bowers
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rob Morrow, Hector Elizondo, Leslie Easterbrook, Emily Longstreth

The Plot is Afoot!
Ben and Jack crash a Jamaican resort club during Spring Break intent on causing trouble with the colorful variety of guests, and scoping out babes for the sake of getting laid.

In the process they run afoul hotel security, a weird spiritualist, her goofy wealthy grandmother, a jewel thief, an abusive waiter, a meat head hotel patron and his drunken girlfriend, and a sexy Southern Belle.

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Drive-In Mutants: Savage Streets (1984)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

savage-streets-posterSAVAGE STREETS (1984)
Motion Picture Marketing
Directed by: Danny Steinmann
Starring: Linda Blair, John Vernon, John Dryer, Linnea Quigley

The Plot is Afoot!
Brenda is the leader of a pack of young girls in her town who spend their free time making trouble and raising hell. When they cross a male gang while partying and decide to wreck their car, they strike at Brenda by raping and violating her sister, Heather.

Out of spite, they also murder her best friend. Having had enough, Brenda unleashes street justice on the bastards, with a slew of weapons, including her crossbow, switch blade and her street know how.

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Drive-In Mutants: Reefer Madness (1936)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

reefermadness1REEFER MADNESS (TELL YOUR CHILDREN) (1936)
George A. Hirliman Productions
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier
Starring: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O’Brien, Thelma White, Carleton Young, Warren McCollum

The Plot is Afoot!
Women cry for it–men die for it! Part of the “Youth Gone Wild” sub-genre of cautionary melodramas from the fifties, this is the woeful story of one young man’s entanglement with the dreaded drug known as reefer, and how it spelled a life of crime for him. After being preyed upon by a married couple that live their lives dealing drugs to teenagers, eventually murder and crime rear their heads.

Tell Your Kids.

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Drive-In Mutants: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

fasterpussycatFASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)
EVE Productions
Directed by: Russ Meyer
Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Sue Bernard

The Plot is Afoot!
Varla, Rosie and Billy spend their days as go go dancers for a night club, dancing for dollars in front of ogling screeching men. They’re the stuff of fantasies. On their free time they unwind by relieving their aggression and break the law by murdering a street racer and kidnapping his girlfriend.

When they meet a crippled old man and his two unstable sons, they decide to make themselves at home in their old farm when Varla learns the old man may be hiding a large cache of money.

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Drive-In Mutants: Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)

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Every month we discuss some of the best and worst cult films ever made, from the hits, classics, underground, grind house, and utterly obscure, from Full Moon, and Empire, to Cannon and American International, it’s all here, minus the popcorn, and car fumes.

Who_Can_Kill_PosterWHO CAN KILL A CHILD? (1976)
American International Pictures
Directed by: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Starring: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo

The Plot is Afoot!
When Tom and Evelyn seek to vacation in Spain, even in spite of reports of adult bodies washing ashore mutilated beyond repair, they go to a local tourist island for food, dance, and laughs only to discover the island has been taken over by children.

And these almost infinite groups of prepubescent terrors are intent on viciously murdering anyone and everyone who isn’t a child.

Can Tom and Evelyn survive long enough to make it off the island and back to shore to warn civilization?

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