Thursday, August 27, 2015

Carl Monson - The Takers (1971)


The Back Cover wrote:
After a breakfast of LSD and hitchhikers, The Takers--two berserk bikers--decide to go upscale when they spot suburban housewife Laura and bachelorette Barbi, follow them to Laura's home, and invite themselves in: "We're gonna have us a party with some educated social-type broads!" And party they do until Laura's hubbie unexpectedly shows up to settle things with some shotgun vengeance and... well, one of the goofiest, most startling endings of any motion picture!

sirarthurstreebgreebling II on IMDB wrote:
Another smutty blend of insanity from Harry Novak and directed by Carl Monson (under the alias Carlos Monsoya!).

This is a blend of biker and skin that has all the elements you would expect from the talents of Monson and Novak. E.J and Will are the lead Bikers, two scum-bags who mean to do what they want and when they want it, whose penchant for L.S.D, Sex and Shooting is only matched by their thirst for more degenerate and inspired acts of violence. They break into houses and accost the lady's inside at this point Will has the "I've been" line thrown at him, which does not go down well. From here on in the action gets even more off kilter, I won't go on to ruin a good tale just see this classic for yourself.

Imagine seeing this one in the cinema at the time, I would have loved to see the audience reaction.