Scum Of The Earth

  • 1976
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

A crazed Vietnam veteran returns to his backwoods home and starts killing off members of an incestuous hillbilly family. Not surprisingly, SCUM OF THE EARTH failed to show any box office strength--that is, until a producer named Mike Ripps took over. Having already made a small fortune by re-releasing BAYOU (1957) as POOR WHITE TRASH, Ripps decided to try...read more

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A crazed Vietnam veteran returns to his backwoods home and starts killing off members of an incestuous hillbilly family. Not surprisingly, SCUM OF THE EARTH failed to show any box office strength--that is, until a producer named Mike Ripps took over. Having already made a small fortune by

re-releasing BAYOU (1957) as POOR WHITE TRASH, Ripps decided to try the same trick with this picture. He tagged on the title POOR WHITE TRASH II and presented it with a new ad campaign: "In the tradition of GODFATHER II and WALKING TALL II." He even added that the film had an "abnormal subject

matter," thereby necessitating the need for "Special Uniformed Police" to supervise admissions. The only tradition that POOR WHITE TRASH II followed was luring in audiences with a slick ad campaign and then showing them an unwatchable film.

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A crazed Vietnam veteran returns to his backwoods home and starts killing off members of an incestuous hillbilly family. Not surprisingly, SCUM OF THE EARTH failed to show any box office strength--that is, until a producer named Mike Ripps took over. Havin… (more)

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