The Sadist (1963)

Arch Hall Jr., Marilyn Manning, Richard Alden
James Landis
Written and directed by James Landis, this thriller loosely follows the story of the killing spree of Charles Starkweather (later films Badlands, 1973, and Natural Born Killers, 1994, were also based on Starkweather’s tale). Starring Arch Hall, Jr. The Sadist begins with three high school teachers driving through California. Unfortunately, their car breaks down in an abandoned area, where they experience a run in with a bloodthirsty sadist and his girlfriend. A truly terrifying experience, this film will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! (BW)