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THE THRILL KILLERS (1965) **

Ray Dennis (The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies) Steckler directs and stars (under his usual pseudonym “Cash Flagg”) as Mort “Mad Dog” Click, a vicious killer. A prostitute calls him a “weirdo” and he replies, “You don’t say!” and kills her. Meanwhile a trio of madmen escapes from the nuthouse and terrorize a couple. One guy uses an axe to decapitate people. In the film’s best scene he picks the dandruff off his axe after he uses it to cut a guy’s head off. They then terrorize a movie star and his wife in a diner. When the couple fights off the psychos, Click then shows up and stalks them. Click kills a bunch of cops and escapes on horseback, but is gunned down. The black and white photography is great, but the movie’s not in the same league as Steckler’s other classics like Incredibly Strange Creatures…, Rat Pfink a Boo-Boo, and The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher. With Liz (Desperate Living) Renay and the usual Steckler stock players Carolyn Brandt, Titus Moede, and Atlas King. I think the narrator was Coleman (Beast of Yucca Flats) Francis.
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