The Car (1977)
Director: Elliot Silverstein
Main Stars: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, R.G. Armstrong
Storyline: A black possessed car haunts people of a small town
Review (Spoils): A couple of kids and a hitchhiker are all part of a hit and run and this draws the police and investigators on a man hunt for the driver of a car. Everyone is on a hunt for the black sedan with the mystery driver. Police officer Wade Parent (James Brolin) is the man on the investigation (while he sleeps with a school teacher and tries to raise two young girls) in this off beat town where everyone is sleeping with each other, drunk or slapping each other around.
We have a black sedan that loves to reeve the engine, run over people, smash people, blow its horn, hitting people with its doors and pretend that it’s pissed…oh and it hates graveyards. This film is actually entertaining and man that’s one mean car as it take bullets, flies through the air and built from Hell.
Rating: first off you need to be drinking to enjoy this film. Does that make it a bad film? Hell no it’s entertaining and to be honest as fun as Christine. We favourite part of the film is the scene with Kathleen Lloyd within the house when the car attacks. You can’t make this shit up you need you see it to believe it. Man I enjoy the 70s of horror gets some beers and throw this one for some devil driving entertainment.
Eaten Alive (1977)
Director: Tobe Hooper
Main Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns, Robert Englund, Janus Blythe, Crystin Sinclaire, Roberta Collins, Kyle Richards
Storyline: A crazed old hotel owner decides to feed a huge crocodile people he hates.
Review (Spoils): Judd (Neville Brand) runs the Starlight Hotel deep in the swamps and he hates a lot people. He hates prostitutes, families, kids, people looking for people pretty much everyone but his pet crocodile. He swings his scythe that it’s nobody’s business.
We have the typical swamp in the south redneck type film with some pretty 70s girls. We have a very young Robert Englund who craves anal sex from these ladies; we have lots of blood, body parts, a great rubber crocodile and a crazed man who looks like Stephen King swinging a scythe. Some decent gore for its time and the film was actually fun to watch and love the mood of the 70s horror that Tobe Hooper once again delivered. The film is pretty simple a now reformed hooker goes missing and her family try to hunt down what happened to her and poor old Judd is trying to cover his tracks.
Rating: Too be honest I did not mind this film and love this whole era of horror so it was hard to go wrong plus we have Marilyn Burns as a scream queen yet again. They could have dropped the red lighting as that did get on my nervous but overall with the cheesiness it was fun to watch. But with blood, the gore of scythe, jaws of death of the crocodile and Janus Blythe, Marilyn Burns and Crystin Sinclaire it was hard to really go wrong.