The Death Wheelers (1973) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Don Sharp
Starring: Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Ann Michelle
Rated: PG/Region: 1/1X33/Number of disc: 1
Available from Cheezy Flicks
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town. After an agreement with the devil, if they kill themselves firmly believing in it, they will survive and gain eternal life. Following their leader, they commit suicide one after the other, but things don’t necessarily turn out as expected.
So let it be known that when you die if you REALLY REALLY believe you will come back, you can! Not only can you come back, but you won’t have a mark on you and the motorcycle you crash during your high speed suicide will also be back without a scratch on it, so I guess the bike really truly believes as well. So, it’s really a movie plagued by a lack of logic if you really think about it. But you can tell as you watch this film and see people worshiping frogs that the writers must not have thought much about it either. The film also hurts from not having any real amount of blood. Still, the amount of insanity you see before you makes this film enjoyable. And it also probably shows why it was later re-named “Psychomania”.
The second half of the film does pick up just a bit, but as we see mass suicide from a biker gang the lack of gore kills the effect of it and the silly ways of it all seem to be all that you remember. Oh, and did I mention that this film had a whole hell of a lot of frogs?? Yeah, it’s one of those types of movies. But our lead does show shades of Alex from A Clockwork Orange, be it very brief, from time to time. The gang in the film also has a heck of a nice looking helmet they wear. The movie overall is a bad movie, but it is just so wacky that it makes it very enjoyable as you watch. So if you like so bad they are fun movies then here you go, my friends.