Monday, March 30

Rolling Vengeance (1987)


Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
92 Minutes / Charter Entertainment / Cropped from 1.85:1 to full screen

After his family is harassed and ultimately murdered by a raunchy bar owner's group of good ol' boys, a young man rebuilds his tractor trailer into a monstrous...ermm...monster truck.

Fast forward forty-five minutes in to see a man completely alter a normal big rig into a towering rusty Bigfoot with a big drill on the front...in one day. Watch as he repeatedly attacks the hillbillies over the span of several days leaving local police baffled--despite the well known public beef between the two parties and the biggest fuckin' truck this side of Dixie. See Ned Beatty sportin' a terrible looking '50s weave and a leather jacket two sizes too small. Hear the awful soundtrack by a no talent Stevie Ray Vaughn knock-off. Yeah, even the monster truck scenes aren't that great with most being framed in such a way as to make it look like an R/C toy rampaging across miniature landscapes. Keep that thumb firmly on the FF button if you decide to actually watch it. Or better yet instead watch my man Emilio in Stephen "I'm going to scare the hell out of you" King's Maximum Overdrive.

Film: 2.5/10
VHS Picture: 5/10
VHS Sound: 6/10

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