Schlock (film)

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Schlock
Schlock.jpg
Directed byJohn Landis
Produced byJack H. Harris
James C. O'Rourke
Written byJohn Landis
StarringJohn Landis
Charles Villiers
Music byDavid Gibson
CinematographyRobert E. Collins
Editing byGeorge Folsey Jr.
Distributed byJack H. Harris (Enterprises)
Anchor Bay Entertainment (DVD)
Release datesMarch 1973
(United States)
September 17, 1982 (West Germany)
Running time80 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$60,000 (estimated)
 
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Schlock
Schlock.jpg
Directed byJohn Landis
Produced byJack H. Harris
James C. O'Rourke
Written byJohn Landis
StarringJohn Landis
Charles Villiers
Music byDavid Gibson
CinematographyRobert E. Collins
Editing byGeorge Folsey Jr.
Distributed byJack H. Harris (Enterprises)
Anchor Bay Entertainment (DVD)
Release datesMarch 1973
(United States)
September 17, 1982 (West Germany)
Running time80 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$60,000 (estimated)

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

Plot[edit]

Schlock, a prehistoric apeman who falls in love with a teenage blind beauty and terrorizes her Southern California suburb. Schlock is no ordinary simian; he possesses some very unusual skills. Among other things, he plays the piano and gives TV interviews. In this hysterical 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.

Production[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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

Release[edit]

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.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schlock". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 

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