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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 co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.