What's it about?
The leader of a biker gang is executed for the crime of murder, but when his body goes missing and rowdy Spring Breakers start turning up dead-by-electrocution, the authorities desperately try to keep a lid on things - but the bodies keep piling up.Who would I recognise in it?
John Saxon, Michael Parks, Lance LeGault.Great/Good/Alright/Shite?
Directed by Umberto Lenzi (Syndicate Sadists
) under a pseudonym, Nightmare Beach
was one of his last directorial outings - into which he put little effort (as he himself admitted
). Coming in after years of slasher movies, this cheap little killer flick - written by Vittorio Rambaldi (with some rushed rewrites by Umberto Lenzi
) - proves to be a rather mixed bag. Indeed, just in terms of acting, the movie comes across rather schizophrenic. The ever-reliable John Saxon (A Nightmare On Elm Street
) plays a sheriff doing the dirty bidding of a mayor who's only worry is not scaring off tourists (*ahem* Jaws *ahem*
), while Michael Parks (Red State
) plays an alcoholic doctor/pathologist/pervert, and Lance LeGault (The A-Team
) gleefully hams it up as a Bible-clutching priest - all good stuff, but the rest of the acting on-show ranges wildly from under-sold to reprehensible. Mind you, in a movie like this (ideal VHS rental fodder
), that's part of the fun...
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