Motorpsycho (film)

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Motorpsycho 1965.jpg
Theatrical poster to Motorpsycho (1965)
Directed by Russ Meyer
Produced by Eve Meyer
Russ Meyer
Written by James Griffith
Hal Hopper
Russ Meyer
W.E. Sprague
Starring Alex Rocco
Joseph Cellini
Arshalouis Aivazian
Richard S. Brummer
George Costello
Coleman Francis
Sharon Lee
Steve Masters
Russ Meyer
Stephen Oliver
F. Rufus Owens
Thomas Scott
Holle K. Winters
Music by Paul Sawtell (uncredited)
Bert Shefter (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner (stock music) (uncredited)
Cinematography Russ Meyer
Edited by Russ Meyer
Charles G. Schelling
Distributed by Eve Productions Inc.
Release date
  • August 1965 (1965-08)
Running time
74 min.
Country United States
Language English

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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