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Rolling Thunder

Released 1977
Distributor AIP

John Flynn (The Outfit) was the director, but writer Paul Schrader’s Taxi Driver sensibilities seem to dominate this unjustifiably obscure, violent entry in the betrayed-Vietnam-vet sweepstakes, which is not on DVD and deserves to be better known.

About Eli Roth

Eli Roth wrote, directed, and produced the horror films Cabin FeverHostel and Hostel: Part II, all made independently and on a low budget, in the tradition of his heroes.  His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism, Part II and he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Most recently he wrote executed produced and directed the series Hemlock Grove for Netflix. As a child Roth was obsessed with horror movies, and was sawed in half with a chain saw at his Bar Mitzvah, much to the horror of his entire extended family. His future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller Cell and Trailer Trash, an entire movie of fake trailers.