Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Stanley (1972)

Director: William Grefe

Writers: William Grefe, Gary Crutcher

Composer: William Loose

Starring: Chris Robinson, Alex Rocco, Steve Alaimo, Susan Carroll, Mark Harris, Rey Baumel, Paul Avery, Marcia Knight, Gary Crutcher, Mel Pape, Milton 'Butterball' Smith, Pamela Talus, William Marquez

More info: IMDb

Tagline: ...will make your skin crawl.

Plot: A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

I've seen a few of Grefe's pictures and none of them are good except for the UTTERLY AMAZING Bill Shatner masterpiece, IMPULSE (1974).  That one is bad but Shatner fans will love the hell out of it.  For a low budget picture this one looks great.  The acting and everything else is better than your average low budget flick but what hurts this is a little with the slow pacing and a lot that it's twelve minutes shy of two hours.  The kills are pretty good and Alex Rocco's exit is fucking morbidly hilarious. 

I can see a sea of drive-in theater goers getting into some serious make out sessions because this is so long.  I'm sure a lot of people got at least to third base and I'm sure there was a lot of moaning when the end credits rolled...not from sexy time but from having to leave.  It's not that bad of a film but it could sure use a good 20-30 minutes worth of cuts to tighten this thing up.  At almost 90, Grefe is still working.  Nice!

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