If you think that mispresenting horror movies by way of posters or home video boxes is a new thing invented by Lionsgate, I offer you the rad poster for Savage Weekend. Pretty cool, right? That vaguely Skeletor-looking Grim Reaper pointing right at you Uncle Sam-style with bloody scythe and that tag line, “You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare yourself for…Savage Weekend.” Hey, SPOILER WARNING: none of that has anything to do with the film, just FYI. I don’t even think there’s a scythe in the background of a scene in this weird little gem of a movie.
To be fair, I wasn’t actually duped by the poster. This is one of 50 movies in a pack I bought years back called Drive In Movie Classics. It’s a mix of thrillers, action, exploitation, horror and other mostly forgotten B-movies. I was looking around for something I could watch on my computer while doing work this morning and a movie about friends spending some time in a remote locale getting offed by a masked killer sounded like just the thing. As it turned out, this is an odd film that wound up capturing my attention a lot more than I thought. Continue reading Halloween Scene: Savage Weekend (1976)