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Trip With Teacher

boxghmv5bmzkymja1mtc3mf5bml5banbnxkftztgwmdc0mzkwmze-_v1_uy268_cr90182268_al_From IMDB : “A teacher and her class of female students take a class trip to the desert. Their bus breaks down, and they find themselves terrorized by a gang of psycho bikers. ”

That’s really about it. This is a perfect example of seventies grindhouse film. It’s a paper thin plot with some action and a lot of exploitation, and reminds me a lot of Graydon Clarke’s Satan’s Sadists.  It doesn’t quite qualify as a Biker movie, or an action one. It’s not quite a rape/revenge flick, though it comes close.

What’s interesting is I can see some potential here, but I suspect time and budget didn’t really allow for any development – even if the producers were so inclined. We have whole unlikeable characters (every one of the girls on that schoolbus are utterly distasteful) and the missed opportunity for a character arc in any of thier cases, opting instead for titillation. It’s what the film was made for I suppose, but it’s not my thing. Check out the trailer instead of the movie. It’ll be largely the same experience but at a fraction of the time.

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