The Wraith

July 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm (7 Heads, Wraith, The) (, , , , , , , , )

The Wraith – 1986 – United States

In a small Arizona town, teen drag racers run amok. They have names like Skank, Rughead, and Gutterboy. They huff paint, molest girls, steal cars, commit murder, and generally act like pricks. One of their victims returns from the grave for revenge. He wears a futuristic jumpsuit, drives a futuristic car (the “Turbo Interceptor”), shoots a futuristic shotgun, and can transform into a comet. He seems like an alien invader, but actually he’s a ghost. The ghost challenges each of the drag racing gangsters and then kills them in head-on collisions. The police try ineffectually to stop him. There is a romance between the ghost and his old girlfriend. In the end, after exacting bloody revenge, the ghost turns human and gets another chance at life.

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The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow

September 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm (6 Heads, Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow) (, , , , , , , , , )

The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow – 1959 – United States

On their quest for fun, a friendly club of teenage hot rodders struggle with juvenile delinquents, traffic cops, and stodgy parents. After the broke teens are evicted from their clubhouse, they occupy a haunted mansion. Secretly living in the mansion is Paul Blaisdell, who played the monster in The Day the World Ended (1955), It Conquered the World (1956), The She-Creature (1956), and Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957). Upset because he did not get a role in Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), he dresses in a monster suit and menaces the teens.

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Redline

May 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm (10 Heads, Redline) (, , , , , , , )

Redline – 2009 – Japan

In a Star Wars-like interplanetary future, aliens and robots drive hyper-powered cars in deadly races. The biggest race ever is happening on the planet Roboworld, a military dictatorship ruled by fascist cyborgs. Hell-bent on stopping the race, the cyborgs deploy an armada of warships to kill everyone. The hero of the racers is “Sweet” JP, a suavely brash dude with an immense pompadour and an anachronistic Trans-Am. He must survive the race, thwart the Mob, and win the love of his sexy competitor Sonoshee “Cherry Boy Hunter” McLaren.

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Coach

May 31, 2015 at 8:58 pm (5 Heads, Coach) (, , , , , )

Coach – 1978 – United States

Coach
is set in an unrealistic high school full of romantically aggressive girls, outspoken sexist boys, and pathetic dweeby nerds. The chauvinist principal accidentally hires a female coach (who is also an Olympic medalist) for the boys’ basketball team. To avoid being fired, the coach must lead her team to victory in every game without fail, all while enduring audacious sexual harassment. Then again, she provokes this by wearing shorts that her ass cheeks hang out of, and also by having sex with one of her students. Eventually, the coach transforms her mediocre team into champions, and earns the love and admiration of everyone.

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BMX Bandits

March 17, 2015 at 1:19 am (6 Heads, BMX Bandits) (, , , , )

BMX Bandits – 1983 – Australia

Three teenage BMX bikers find some walkie-talkies belonging to a gang of bank robbers. The walkie-talkies are programmed to intercept police transmissions, and are irreplaceable. The buffoonish robbers stalk the teens, and the film devolves into a 45 minute chase across beautiful Manly, New South Wales. The teens bike through a mall, a rugby match, several construction sites, and down a waterslide. In the climax, an army of BMX bikers unite and assault the robbers by hurling bags of flour. With the gang behind bars, the teens spend the reward money to build a bitching BMX track.

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Rollerball

November 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm (8 Heads, Rollerball) (, , , )

Rollerball – 1975 – United States

Following the “corporate wars”, monopolistic corporations form a global government. World peace prevails and everyone lives comfortably in a highly regulated stratified society. With war abolished, only rollerball satisfies civilization’s craving for violence and excitement. Designed by the corporate government, rollerball mixes roller derby and basketball, with motorcycles thrown in. Its intentionally fatal danger prevents players from surviving to attain individual glory. Star rollerballer Jonathan E. has lasted an unprecedented ten years and his fame threatens rollerball’s philosophical foundation. When he refuses the corporate government’s suggestion to retire, they struggle to terminate his prestigious career.

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