FIVE BLOODY GRAVES / Dix International Pictures Inc. - 1970
It's another Friday Night Drive-In with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. I have a number of Independent International 'Blood Collection' movies on DVD and have been watching them again, this time listening to the Sam Sherman commentary, which is usually lots more interesting than the movies themselves. Even though this flick is a straight western, it was marketed as horror. Sam Sherman, head of Independent International, started his career working for the great James Warren and learned a lot about gimmicks. An interesting note.. Nearly all of Sam's film titles had the word 'blood' in them, when they were shown on TV 'blood' was unacceptable and the titles had to be changed!
Eegah!! just sent over a soundclip from the flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the bloody atomic tomahawk, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's a little taste of... FIVE BLOODY GRAVES!
Robert Dix produced and stars in the movie, he was also in other Al Adamson films like BLOOD OF DRACULA'S CASTLE, SATAN'S SADISTS and HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS. He also played Crewman Grey in FORBIDDEN PLANET and Police Detective Dillon in FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER. In this story, he helps a group of stranded travelers try and make it through Indian territory to safety.
Then, there's Scott Brady, who ended up in movies like this, DESTINATION INNER SPACE, CASTLE OF EVIL, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF TIME, THE MIGHTY GORGA and NIGHTMARE IN WAX.
At least there's a cat fight!
Of course John Carradine's in it, you crazy or something?! He plays a leering old man of the cloth.
Jim Davis plays a crazed, horny cowboy. He has found the clothes of Scott's girlfriend, who's bathing in the river, he takes them and inhales the aroma. Scott catches the pervert and beats the holy snot out of him!
John reads some phrases from his bible to Jim's angry rifle toting pal and totally befuddles his sorry ass!
When faced with death, Jim's all sorry for the bad stuff he's done and junk!
One good stab deserves another!
Robert and this injun dude get their freak on in the desert heat!
Wait!.. There are only FOUR BLOODY GRAVES!! What gives?!