DRIVE-IN MASSACRE REVIEWED
“Drive-In Massacre” is a film about a rural California drive-in being plagued by a series of murders. Buck Flower co-wrote it and the director had a hand in some adult fare. Are you starting to see pictures now? Good, because whatever you can imagine is far more entertaining than what’s onscreen. I love horror films and I take my time to enjoy the deep cut history of what’s presented. It’s just that Sword Guy and his carny friends aren’t enough to keep me riveted.
While the film plays at an insanely short 74 minutes, I could’ve knocked 15 minutes off the first act. I get the appeal of sheer impact horror. It’s just that legwork will only take you so far in a paper-thin world. Quit trying to thrill an audience and just hit them in the face. The same could be said about many horror films, it just felt incredibly apt here.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 3/14/17
- Video - 90%90%
- Audio - 88%88%
- Supplemental Material - 95%95%
- Film Score - 93%93%
The Plot Thus Far
It was one of the few true slasher movies to pre-date HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13th, and remains the closest you’ll ever come to an actual seedy ‘70s drive-in experience: It’s a hot summer night in Southern California and the local passion pit is packed with patrons. But when a sword-wielding psycho begins carving up customers, it’ll unspool a grubby cavalcade of creepy carnies, peeping perverts, graphic decapitations and an ending you have to see/hear to believe. John F. Goff (THE FOG), Bruce Kimball (LOVE CAMP 7) and co-writer George ‘Buck’ Flower (BACK TO THE FUTURE) star in this nasty slab of ‘70s sleaze directed by adult film & episodic television veteran Stu Segall (INSATIABLE), now packed with all-new Special Features and restored from the original camera negative recently discovered in the ruins of the Sky View Drive-In near Oxnard!