as Chief Inspector Hesseltine
as Mrs. Latham
as Coroner's Assistant
as Mr. Pettibone
as Mrs. Pettibone
as Blind Man
as Girl with Parcels
as Woman in Police Station
Critic Reviews for Psychomania
From its first dreamy frames, with its gang of leather clad, skull faced bikers poured into black leather, cinema history has never seen the likes of a picture quite as unapologetically mental as PSYCHOMANIA.
Psychomania... is a collision of mythology and modernism, in which the spirit of rebellious anarchy is both celebrated and ultimately, eerily punished.
Hammer films veteran Don Sharp is saddled with a silly script and an odd fit... and can't decide whether to play the goofy script straight or for gallows humor.
Audience Reviews for Psychomania
For a film about zombie bikers, this is surprisingly well-made. Solid acting and direction, plus a good acid-rock score. A most satisfying climax, too. This was far less campy than I expected.
This was actually better than it had any right to be, despite its flaws. It's a rather hoaky British horror affair that could stand in line with Amicus and Hammer, style-wise. Very enjoyable if you're in the right frame of mind, it made me laugh out loud at times with its use of black humour and ridiculous storyline. There are also some great sequences in the movie that give it a creepy edge. If you can track down a copy of this, please do, as it is an undervalued and pretty much forgotten piece of British cinema that somehow made its way to the states in the early 70's.
This is one peculiar sucker. Even if you're not enjoying the film you have to keep watching simply because it's an odd cookie. But why you wouldn't be enjoying it is beyond me. It's pretty fast paced, allowing the plot to get ahead of itself and letting you catch up and it keeps chugging, but you won't be bored. It's low on violence and gore but it's high on fun (god that's corny) as it's simply enjoyable to watch the biker gang be hooligans along with the simple but effective score, that's one of the coolest I've heard. It definitely has that 70s British B-Movie feel, which isn't bad at all, as long as you're into that. It needs a better name though, but this one is kind of cheesily attractive. Anyway, it's a classic B biker with a supernatural plot, so I'd really like to know what's not to like.
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