Psychomania

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The first British Hell's Angels pic, and just about the blackest comedy to come out of this country in years. It features a bike gang called The Living Dead, whose leader (Henson) discovers the art of becoming just that. So he kills himself and is buried along with his bike, until he guns the engine and shoots back up through the turf; two victims later, he drives to a pub and calls his mother (Reid), a devil worshipper ensconced in her stately old dark house with Sanders as her sinisterly imperturbable butler, to say he's back. This level of absurdity could be feeble, but Sharp knows how to shoot it straight, without any directorial elbows-in-the-ribs. Consequently, much of the humour really works, even though the gang as individuals are strictly plastic.

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Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Don Sharp
Screenwriter: Arnaud d'Usseau
Cast: George Sanders
Beryl Reid
Nicky Henson
Mary Larkin
Roy Holder
Robert Hardy
Patrick Holt
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