Archive for Hicksploitation

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: Never to Early to Plan for Memorial Day! (May, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2017 by WB Kelso

 

 

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Multiplex Mash-Up :: We Are Not Alone. (December, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by WB Kelso

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Bold and Brutal! (January, 1958)

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Monkey on My Back (1957) Edward Small Productions :: United Artists / P: Edward Small / AP: Robert E. Kent / D: André De Toth / W: Paul Dudley, Anthony Veiller, Crane Wilbur, Ivan Bunny (novel), Barney Ross (novel) / C: Maury Gertsman / E: Grant Whytock / M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter / M: Cameron Mitchell, Dianne Foster, Paul Richards, Jack Albertson, Kathy Garver

Bayou (1957) American National Films :: United Artists / P: M.A. Ripps / D: Harold Daniels / W: Edward I. Fessler / C: Ted Saizis, Vincent Saizis / E: Maurice Wright / M: Gerald Fried / S: Peter Graves, Lita Milan, Douglas Fowley, Jonathan Haze, Ed Nelson, Timothy Carey

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: An Evening With the Duke (October, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Bayou Bigfoot, a Trail of Terror and Destruction in His Wake! (August, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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From the guys that brought you Night of the Strangler, Night of Bloody Horror and The Mountaintop Motel Massacre comes another mid-1970s search for Bigfoot cash in after Charles B. Pierce’s The Legend of Boggy Creek raked it in at the box-office — this time a little further south in the swamps of Louisiana. And thanks to the efforts of hicksploitation stalwarts Dub Taylor and Jack Elam, and another spectacular job by Dean Cundey behind the camera (– that’s kinda butchered in the wrong-ratio DVD release), this research rehash manages just enough spooks and backwater bayou buffoonery to rate a hearty recommendation.

Creature from Black Lake (1976) Jim McCullough Productions :: Howco International Pictures EP: William Lewis Ryder Jr. / P: Jim McCullough, Jim McCullough Jr. / D: Joy N. Houck Jr. / W: Jim McCullough Jr. / C: Dean Cundey / E: Robert Gordon / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, John David Carson, Dennis Fimple, Becky Smiser

Leave the Chilren at Home … And if YOU are Squeamish, Stay Home With Them! (October, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Being completely Poe-addled at the time, after, basically, randomly thumbing through the famed author’s collected works, American International Pictures added the somewhat nonsensical title for Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General. Whatever title you see it under, the film is as creepy and hair-raising as the artwork would imply and is definitely worth checking out. And, to be frank, with no trace of the usual ham, I think the portrayal of the dastardly inquisitor, Matthew Hopkins, is one of the most arresting performances of Vincent Price’s storied career. As was also AIP’s modus operandi back then, The Conqueror Worm was sent out as a double-bill. And keeping up with the nonsensical approach, it was released with the Fabian-fueled stock car epic, The Wild Racers.
 
The Conqueror Worm (1968) Tigon :: American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff, Tony Tenser / P: Louis M. Heyward, Arnold Miller, Philip Waddilove / D: Michael Reeves / W: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves / C: John Coquillon / E: Howard Lanning / M: Paul Ferris / S: Vincent Price, Hilary Heath, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
 
The Wild Racers (1968) Filmakers Productions :: American International Pictures / P: Roger Corman, Joel Rapp / AP: Tamara Asseyev, Pierre Cottrell / D: Daniel Haller / W: Max House / C: Néstor Almendros / E: Verna Fields / M: Mike Curb, Pierre Vassiliu / S: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Alan Haufrect, Judy Cornwell, Dick Miller

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: This Night There Is a Reason to Be Frightened (August, 1981)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 
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And He Knows You’re Alone comes to the Drive-In with the Wes Craven’s hayseedsploitation classic, Deadly Blessing, where that gal from Battlestar Galactica butts heads with the some evil farmers next door, with some extra bonus naughty bits on Friday. Woohoo!
 
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Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: Cashing in with the Most Horrifying Motion Picture You’ll Ever See! (May, 1981)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Robert Shayne was only 27 when he formed New Line Cinema back in 1967. At its conception, New Line was strictly into distribution; mostly providing a pipeline for foreign and art house fare for college revivals, scoring its biggest hit when Shayne repacked Dwain Esper’s Reefer Madness, which had been recently unearthed by Keith “Legalize it Now” Stroup in 1971, whose draconian and overblown stance on the wacky-weed went over big with the under 30 crowd. New Line also provided a wider market for the likes of John Waters and other regional independent entrepreneurs; and when Friday the 13th hit big in 1980 New Line managed to secure the rights for Tobe Hooper’s magnum-opus and introduced it to a whole new generation. By this time, New Line was also dabbling in producing their own product and would eventually take the profits from this re-release and funnel them into their own fright flicks like Alone in the Dark and Xtro; not to mention their most famous slasher, who, while not much of a mystery to I.D., I’ll keep on the Q.T. until I post the ads for it in a couple of days.
 
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Vortex :: New Line Cinema / P: Jay Parsley, Tobe Hooper / D: Tobe Hooper / W: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper / C: Daniel Pearl / E: Larry Carroll, Sallye Richardson / M: Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper / S: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen

Drive-In Crash-Up :: Don’t Even Bother to Fasten Your Seat Belts, Folks… (July, 1977)

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She’s the Pop Top Princess with the Recyclable Can! (July, 1975)

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Although John Broderick’s Six Pack Annie, where our title lush searches for the right Sugar Daddy to keep her restaurant afloat, isn’t the apex of the Hicksploitation or Backwater Buffoonery genre it’s still worth your time, even if you don’t have a high tolerance for such things. As for our second feature, we move out of the country to the streets of suburban Los Angeles, where our title lead is a cop who gives his *ahem* ‘nightstick’ a lot of work as he protects and serves, and serves, and serves and serves and serves, a seemingly endless line of needy women. (And you won’t believe what the Urban Dictionary’s definition of a Dirty O’Neil is…)

Six Pack Annie (1975) United Producers :: American International / P: John C. Broderick  / D: Graydon F. David / W: Norman Winski, David Kidd, Wil David / C: Daniel Lacambre  / E: John H. Arrufat / M: Raoul Kraushaar / S: Lindsay Bloom, Jana Bellan, Bruce Boxleitner, Larry Mahan, Doodles Weaver

Dirty O’Neil (1974) Metaphor Production :: United Producers :: American International / EP: Leon Capetanos / P: John C. Broderick / AP: James V. Hart / D: Lewis Teague, Howard Freen / W: Howard Freen / C: Stephen M. Katz / E: Lewis Teague / M: Raoul Kraushaar / S: Morgan Paull, Art Metrano, Jeane Manson, Katie Saylor, Pat Anderson