You don’t mess with the Cabbage Patch Elvis
June 17, 2013 8:57 AM Subscribe
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When it comes to unappealing couples that have been featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000, Arch Hall Jr. and Marilyn Manning are near the top of the heap. Their appearance in Eegah
provided rich fodder for Joel and the bots. And yet, only one year after the release of Eegah
, Hall and Manning would find themselves together again in radically different roles.
Directed by James Landis on a $33,000 budget, The Sadist
tells the story of three teachers stranded in the middle of nowhere who are being terrorized by a psychotic teenage couple (Hall and Manning) who are on the run from the law and killing random people as they go.
is said to have been the first film to capitalize on the Charles Starkweather
killings that had occurred only five years prior to its release. Not only is the film the first to tackle Starkweather, many movie buffs view it as
a very early predecessor to such landmarks films as Texas Chainsaw Massacre
, The Last House on the Left
and The Hills Have Eyes
. The fact that it was made in 1963 is all the more startling.
Oh, and this was the first feature film for cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond
, who later went on to do Deliverance
, The Deer Hunter
and win an Oscar for Close Encounters of the Third Kind
You can celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary by watching it on YouTube
or download your own copy on Archive.org