Archive for Born Wild

Drive-In Mash-Up :: The $5,000 Ballad of Ahab the Snake Man! (July, 1969)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2013 by WB Kelso
















And where were you when man landed on the moon? Wherever it was, I believe Ahab the Snake Man has got you beat. For, on the very same date Neil Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind, Ahab was being dug up from his snake-filled coffin. Amazing.




Slaves to Their Own Strange Desires! What One Won’t Do, the Other Will! (January, 1969)

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If you ever wanted to know what happened to Rhoda Penmark after The Bad Seed sprouted and hit high school, you might want to check out Maury Dexter’s Born Wild — a/k/a The Young Animals. Here, Patty McCormack plays the good girl this time, stuck in the middle of brewing racial tensions at a Arizona high school, where psychedelic rumbles are the norm, baby! As for our follow up feature, The Young, the Evil and the Savage — a/k/a Naked You Die a/k/a The Mini-Skirt Murders — we have a delightful whodunit courtesy of two of my favorite Italian filmmakers, Antonio Margheriti and Mario Bava, where an all-girl school comes down with a bad case of unknown killerittis, who’s stalking the halls, wreaking havoc, and leaving a trail of perky student-bodies in his bloody wake.

Born Wild (1968) American International / P: Maury Dexter / AP: Hank Tani / D: Maury Dexter / W: James Gordon White / C: Kenneth Peach / E: Sidney Levin / M: Les Baxter / S: Tom Nardini, Patty McCormack, Joanna Frank, David Macklin, Russ Bender

The Young, The Evil and The Savage (1968) BGA :: Super International Pictures :: Woolner Brothers Pictures Inc. :: American International / P: Virgilio De Blasi, Lawrence Woolner / D: Antonio Margheriti / W: Franco Bottari, Antonio Margheriti, Giovanni Simonelli, Mario Bava / C: Fausto Zuccoli / E: Otello Colangeli / M: Carlo Savina / S: Mark Damon, Eleonora Brown, Michael Rennie, Sally Smith, Patrizia Valturri, Luciano Pigozzi