Schlock (film)

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Directed by John Landis
Produced by Jack H. Harris
James C. O'Rourke
Written by John Landis
Starring John Landis
Charles Villiers
Music by David Gibson
Cinematography Robert E. Collins
Edited by George Folsey Jr.
Distributed by Jack H. Harris (Enterprises)
Anchor Bay Entertainment (DVD)
Release date
  • March 1973 (1973-03) (U.S.)
  • September 17, 1982 (1982-09-17) (West Germany)
Running time
80 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60,000 (estimated)

Schlock is a 1973 American low-budget horror comedy film, written, directed by and starring filmmaker John Landis.


Schlock is a prehistoric apeman who falls in love with a teenage blind beauty and terrorizes her Southern California suburb. Schlock is no ordinary simian as he possesses some very unusual skills. Among other things, he plays the piano and gives TV interviews. In this spoof of early monster movies and missing-link science fiction films, John Landis pays homage to the monster movies of the past with irreverent humor and wacky hijinks.


The film is the first credited project by Landis, who also starred as the title role. The film is notable for the early work of make-up artist Rick Baker.[citation needed]


This film has received positive reviews, it currently holds a 60% score on Rotten Tomatoes.[1]


The film was released theatrically in the United States by Jack H. Harris Enterprises. It opened in Hollywood in March 1973 and in West Germany on 17 September 1982.[2]

The film was released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2001.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schlock, retrieved 2016-10-04 
  2. ^ "Schlock". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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