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Race with the Devil

Released 1975
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Enraged devil-worshippers give chase to a winnebago full of infidels who witnessed their human sacrifice in a wild chase movie from the unjustly forgotten action director Jack Starrett (The Losers). Part ’70s conspiracy film, part Deliverance, and all drive-in movie energy, it’s apparent that the makers of From Dusk ‘Til Dawn liked this one.

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.