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An American Hippie in Israel

Released 1972
Distributor Box Office Spectaculars

Practically begging to be a cult film, this 1972 Israeli comedy featuring murderous mimes, bloodthirsty sharks and a Vietnam vet shipwrecked with a band of hippies has been described as “a serious candidate for the worst movie of all time”. Written, produced and directed by one-shot wonder Amos Sefer, the film was also a perfect candidate for the Grindhouse Film Festival where it was revived in August 2013 followed by a three-disc (!) Blu-ray set from Grindhouse Releasing. Also known in the U.S. as The Hitchhiker. NSFW.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History Of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay. He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits. The ten-part audio drama Bronzeville which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (The Game) recently wrote and sold the feature spec Trigger Warning, which is being produced by Thunder Road. Josh is the host of Trailers From Hell's official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!