Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wild Riders (1971)

Director: Richard Kanter

Starring: Alex Rocco, Elizabeth Knowles, Sherry Bain and Arell Blanton

More Info: IMDB

Tagline: They took a trip on an escape machine without brakes... and ended up on the road to hell!

Plot: Sex and ingenious violence abounds in this exploitation drama that chronicles the fate of two soul-less, brutal bikers who burst into a mansion occupied by two luscious young women. The poor women are immediately and painfully violated until one of their husbands, a cellist, comes home.

My Rating: 3/10

Would I watch it again? Aw, hell no!

#8 on Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Lame. Boring. Just plain fucking lame. The picture opens with a biker gang and two of its members forcing a screaming woman against a tree. The rip her shirt off. Lots of screaming. I'm not sure what's going on. Next thing you know, she's nailed to the tree. We find out later that she's dead. OK, sounds like a promising start. THAT'S THE HIGHLIGHT!!!

Meet the leader of the gang (played by Dirty Denny - that's his real name) and douchebag #1, Pete (Blanton).

Douchebag #2, Stick (Rocco)

The two guys responsible are voted out of the gang so they're on their own. The two bikers Pete (Blanton) and Stick (Rocco) find two sunbathing broads in an upscale neighborhood and force their way in, ultimately terrorizing them. Meek, cellist hubby comes home and kills them with his instrument.

Great first 2 minutes, great last two minutes but by the time you sit through the incredibly dull 87 minutes in between those bookends, you're numb. It's like you fell asleep and then a loud noise wakes you up seconds before the end making you think you might have missed a good movie. I missed a good movie alright, one that I could have been watching instead of this one. Edit this down to 10 minutes and you've got yourself a winner.

The victims, Rona (Knowles) and Laure (Bain)...

I like Alex Rocco and with this being the next movie on the list of the trailer compilation, I was excited. I mean, SHIT! A 1971 biker flick with Alex Rocco? Cool! Not cool. Not even luke warm. So-so performances can't help this sleepy drama. Woof. Getting through the films on that trailer comp. is more than what I bargained for. This is #8 and so far #3, I think, is the only one really worth watching. All I know is the next one to tackle (in a few minutes) is a spaghetti western with Franco Nero. I'm sure to like that one. Please, oh, please let it be good...

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