Thursday, May 3, 2012
THE AROUSERS (1973)
While the idea of Tab Hunter as a gym coach who has problems getting it up so he goes around killing women that just find him irresistible seems like a good idea on paper and probably woulda been a good film if this movie had just tweaked a few things, in actuality this is really terrible. On the plus side there is ample nudity and at least a little bit of blood but besides all that there's not much. I think my main complaint with this movie is the complete lack of sound in a ton of scenes. There's hardly a soundtrack and barely even any background noise for long stretches, even the stupid dialogue is delivered in a whisper at times. I'm sure this would be a good movie to take a nap to, unfortunately I saw this in a theater and somehow managed to stay awake the whole boring time. Angus Scrimm a.k.a. the Tall Man from PHANTASM has a tiny part in this also. He's involved in the not-so thrilling subplot about pigeons being hungry or something else really dumb. The director of this went on to make a bunch of Hollywood garbage and probably made lots of money. This was originally released as SWEET KILL and flopped so Producer Roger Corman had the director shoot additional sex scenes and it was re-released as THE AROUSERS. I can't imagine how pointless the original version is.
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