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"They're bad. They're bold. They're boring as hell."
1 stars

I'm a fan of the double-feature DVDs produced by Something Weird Video, which come loaded with so many odds-and-ends--bizarre short films, miscellaneous trailers, goofy commentary tracks, etc.--that I always find something to enjoy. But saints preserve us, couldn't they find better movies to put out on disc? I mean, I lasted about ten minutes into the ghastly mess of PSYCHED BY THE 4D WITCH before I just had to shut it off. Here we have another abomination: a JD film made by H. G. Lewis, the man responsible for the original gore film, BLOOD FEAST. Lewis is best remembered for his '60s horror flicks, and for very good reason--all his other movies sucked Easter eggs. Like this.

Basically, a pack of bored teenagers terrorize people while a bad garage-rock song ("Destruction"--which was assuredly not a hit) plays continually in the background. How nasty are these guys? They steal a blind man's cane! They tear up an old woman's newspaper! They squirt people with garden hoses! They have no respect for authority! Half the freakin' movie is taken up with these lameass antics, intended, I think, to show concerned late '60s audiences just how the Youth of America were dragging the country straight into the sewer.

Eventually a plot develops, and we get a few murders, but it's too late. Suffering from static direction, indifferent acting, and far, far too many scenes of hip dudes spontanously deciding to "tear this joint up, man!" and throw chairs into the nearest mirror and so forth, JFTHOI is a lethally boring and badly dated artifact.

You can find it on DVD alongside the marginally better BLAST-OFF GIRLS, another H. G. Lewis special. Watch them at your own risk.

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5/01/13 matthew thompson dalldorf Well, its better than the 'Blast-Off Girls' 3 stars
6/27/03 Jimmy Yearwood A drive-in freaks dream DVD best xtras ok ..H.G Lewis fans will be happy 4 stars
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