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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Thursday, February 23, 2017


 The Hitchhiker, Edwin Neal, from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE plays a homicidal, armor-plated, mask-wearing victim of the nuclear age in the far off future world of 1980s Austin, Texas. This movie starts off like an 80s teen-sex comedy complete with frat-boy pranks before our stupid main characters end up on the "bad" side of town where no-nuke protesting punk rockers have taken over. Things then take a turn for slasher movie territory and the whole thing sorta feels like a shitty version of THE WARRIORS as our gang of knuckleheads, led by main jerk/musclehead Steve(who's name they repeat quite a bit), have to battle their way back to the safety of the frathouse. Marilyn Burns aka Sally from TEXAS CHAIN SAW is also a member on the punk side of things. Some blood is spilled and clunky fight scenes ensue. The main problem most people have with this thing is that the memorable movie poster, and VHS cover, art by H.R. Giger is way better-looking than anything that appears in the movie but if you can overlook this it's an ok dumb 80s action/horror thingamajig with some horror legends. The other problem is that it feels almost like 2 different films shoehorned together but as a lover of genre-melding I don't view this as much of a negative. AKA SPLATTER

This German VHS cover looks a little less classy:

To further play up the Giger/ALIEN connection this was retitled NIGHT OF THE ALIEN:

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