Theatrical poster to Motorpsycho (1965)
|Directed by||Russ Meyer|
|Produced by||Eve Meyer
|Written by||James Griffith
Richard S. Brummer
F. Rufus Owens
Holle K. Winters
|Music by||Paul Sawtell (uncredited)
Bert Shefter (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner (stock music) (uncredited)
|Edited by||Russ Meyer
Charles G. Schelling
|Distributed by||Eve Productions Inc.|
|Running time||74 min.|
Motorpsycho or Motor Psycho is a 1965 film by Russ Meyer. Made just before the better-known Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), the film explores similar themes of sex and violence. This film deals with a male motorcycle gang, unlike the female gang of go-go dancers in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The film is notable for containing one of the first portrayals of a disturbed Vietnam veteran character.
The story involves a veterinarian whose wife is raped by a motorcycle gang led by a sadistic Vietnam veteran. After the gang kills an old man, his wife teams up with the veterinarian to hunt down the gang.
Norwegian band Motorpsycho picked their name after watching this movie in a Russ Meyer triple feature. There was already a band named after Mudhoney and a band named after Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! - the other two films on the triple feature - so they used Motorpsycho.
There are references to this film (and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) in the song "Thunder Kiss '65" by White Zombie.
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