BURY ME AN ANGEL (1972)
Article 4046 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Barbara Peeters
Featuring Dixie Peabody, Terry Mace, Clyde Ventura
What it is: Biker flick
A young woman vows vengeance when her brother is killed by an unknown gunman.
You can thank “The Motion Picture Guide” for having steered me towards this biker flick; for some reason beyond my understanding, they misclassified it as horror. I fully expected there to be no fantastic content to it, as none of my other sources list it. However, there is some; at one point in the proceedings, the characters encounter a witch who does appear to have some mystical powers; she can hold her hand in a fire and not get burned. The movie itself is mostly notable for having been directed by a woman and featuring a strong central female character, which was definitely a rarity for a biker flick. It also tries to have some meaningful psychological underpinnings. Unfortunately, the movie is a misfire; it’s badly written, poorly acted, and more than a little bit silly, especially during the scenes where it’s supposed to be serious. Nevertheless, the movie does appear to have a certain cult following, at least partially for its colorful ad line, “A howling hellcat humping a hot steel hog on a roaring rampage of revenge!”, which is certainly an awesome arrangement of artful alliteration. Still, in terms of its fantastic content, it’s marginal.