so when are you gonna review Eaten Alive?
Just avoid the TV movie with Tim Daly as the rev!
This is just one of a series of horrendously awful movies put out by Universal Pictures in the late 70's early 80's. Others include 'Moment by Moment', 'The Lonely Lady', The Gong Show Movie', and 'Endless Love'. If it weren't for Spielberg, Universal might have gone under...
Funny, since Snob reviewed 3 of the 4 movies you listed
And yet this is the only film to get a legitimate DVD release...except it's from another country!
What pisses me off the most? There is NO EXPLANATION for the guy who shoots himself in the head at the beginning of the film. I had to Google it to see what it was all about. It was supposed to be Michael Prokes, the spokesman for the People's Temple, who really did call a press conference in a Modesto hotel room and shot himself in the head. This occurred around the time the film was released, so I guess they spliced it in. But unless you were watching the news in 1979, there is no explanation and therefore no fucking point to the scene. More proof that this film is not a preservation of tragedy, but pure trash.
Well, the film is obviously aimed at those people who are curious about the case already, so they would probably know what the scene was about.
This kind of a exploitation film is made for a specific target audience for quick bucks
You wanna see a REALLY GOOD cult movie? Check out Children Of Sorrow. It was disturbing, insightful, and loosely based off a real event. Plus, It's got Bill Oberst Jr. as the star. Can't pass that up!
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