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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Psychotronic Movie of the Week: The Sadist (1963)


Your preview of the coming attraction: 


1963 - Fairway International Pictures - D: James Landis - S: Arch Hall, Jr., Richard Walden, Marilyn Manning, Don Russell, Helen Hovey

Arch Hall, Jr. only appeared in a handful of films in the early 1960s, all produced by his father, Arch Hall, Sr., but his star will shine forever in the psychotronic universe for his turns in The Choppers, Eegah!, Wild Guitar, and this, perhaps his greatest moment. He plays the sadist of the title, Charlie Tibbs, who, along with his mute girlfriend Judy, terrorize a trio of teachers who stall out in the desert on their way to a ballgame at Dodger Stadium. Hall is a man possessed in this film - a sneering psycho ready to snap at any moment. If you notice some sharp camera work while you're watching, there's good reason for that, as the cinematographer was none other than a young Vilmos Zsigmond, who had previously worked on Ray Dennis Steckler's The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies, but would go on to do award winning work on films such as McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Close Encouters of the Third Kind, Blow Out, and The Deer Hunter.

And now, our feature presentation,... 




Cast and crew on the set

2 Comments:

Tor Hershman said...
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Tor Hershman said...

I wanna star in the remake.


Here is "Buddha vs Ape"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_KdIMhZ9-w

Please do tell Tom Scharpling KUDOS on his newest FOT forum setting. Well played, Sir.

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