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Welcome Home, Brother Charles

Released 1975
Distributor Crown International Pictures

A bitter ex-con employs a most, er, unusual weapon to knock off his enemies. Jamaa Fanaka’s UCLA student project is one of the rare such films to receive wide theatrical distribution (from drive-in kings Crown-International Pictures). Avoid the heavily cut reissue version titled Soul Vengeance.

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.