The Thrill Killers (1964)

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Movie Info

Joe Saxon (Brick Bardo) is an unsuccessful actor in Hollywood who refuses to accept defeat. His wife, Liz (Liz Renay), is fed up with his dreaming, not to mention the wild parties he throws to suck up to movie industry bigwigs. Worried over their finances, Liz leaves him and goes to stay with her cousin, Linda (Laura Benedict), at the roadside café she runs, but Joe follows with a movie producer in tow who wants to give him a break. Meanwhile, a trio of lunatics has escaped from a mental hospital, cutting a swath of mayhem across California. The axe-wielding psychopaths murder a pair of newlyweds, dispatching their victims with cackling glee. The paths of all these characters cross inevitably at the café, and the fugitives hold the diners hostage. But even after escaping from her captors, Liz is abducted by Mort "Mad Dog" Click (Cash Flagg aka director Ray Dennis Steckler), the brother of one of the killers, and he is more dangerous than all three put together. A lengthy chase scene through Topanga Canyon featuring a station wagon, a motorcycle, and a horse leads to a violent conclusion.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Hollywood Star Pictures

Cast

Ray Dennis Steckler
as Mort Click
Liz Renay
as Liz Saxon
Carolyn Brandt
as Murdered Lover
Titus Moede
as Motorcycle Cop
Gary Kent
as Gary
Herb Robins
as Herbie
Atlas King
as Dennis Kesdekian
Cash Flagg
as Mort "Mad Dog" Click
George J. Morgan
as Producer
Brick Bardo
as Joe Saxon
Ron Burr
as Murdered Lover
Erina Enyo
as Erina Devore
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Critic Reviews for The Thrill Killers

All Critics (3)

Probably Steckler's best film, though admittedly that isn't saying a lot

December 31, 1999
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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Full Review… | April 24, 2012
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February 17, 2007
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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August 5, 2005
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Full Review… | November 22, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Thrill Killers

Very fine trash from our Mr. Steckler, famed for "Rat Fink A Boo Boo" and "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies".

Henry Covert
Henry Covert

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