Sandman’s Drive-In Memories – Low Budget Horror Movies!
Some of my early teenage memories were forged at area drive-in theaters. This old city alone used to have The Evansville Drive-in, The Family Drive-in, The Westside Drive-in, The Sunset Drive-in, The Mt.Vernon Drive-in, The Starlight Drive-in (Henderson! Best chicken!!) and the only remaining one in the area that still operates regularly, the Holiday Drive-in in REO, Indiana. Here’s a great list of drive-in’s open, and closed.
Anyway, I digress. I saw many great and awful horror movies at the drive-in that helped to forge my love of Grade B, low budget horror movies. Here’s a few from that era of my life I’d like to share during this Halloween season.
1972 “Last House On The Left” Very early Wes Craven
1977 “The Hills Have Eyes” More early Wes Craven
1874 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Nothing beats the original
1978 Dawn Of The Dead Again, the original is best…after all it’s George A Romero
1979 Zombie by Lucio Fulci Very gory movie and an underwater zombie fights a shark.
1980 City of the Walking Dead aka Nightmare City by Umberto Lenzi
See what Quentin Tarantino has to say about Umberto Lenzi’s zombie movie