Horror / Thriller

Scum of the Earth (1974) Blu-ray: Hicksploitation horror!

Cult film label Grindhouse Releasing presents Director S.F. Brownrigg’s hicksploitation slasher horror, Scum of the Earth (1974) on Blu-ray.

Box Office Spectaculars is preparing a special edition DVD release of SCUM OF THE EARTH, producer/director S.F. Brownrigg’s follow-up to his cult-horror hit DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT.

SCUM OF THE EARTH ranked among the top-grossing nationwide movies in Boxoffice and Variety when it played theaters in 1976 as POOR WHITE TRASH PART II. Armed guards were stationed at theaters to shield minors from the “abnormal” subject matter, and audiences were warned that “this film captures poor white trash in their natural habitat.”

Noted for his ability to create creepy ambience on a low budget, Brownrigg has been called “one of the great forgotten men of exploitation cinema.”

On a romantic vacation at a lakeside cabin in Texas, city gal Helen Fraser (Norma Moore) flees into the backwoods after a lurking, unseen psycho slays her husband with an axe. Lost and panicked, she runs into Odie Pickett (Gene Ross), the mean, moonshine-swilling patriarch to a degenerate clan of hillbillies. Helen becomes trapped in Pickett’s isolated rural shack, confronted with the family’s wretched life of poverty and abuse, while the maniacal killer stalks the woods, striking again and again.

Release date: TBA
Genre: Horror / Thriller

Disc and film details

  • Director: S.F. Brownrigg
  • Cast: Gene Ross, Ann Stafford, Norma Moore
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1974
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Formats: Color
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: TBA
  • Studio: Grindhouse Releasing

Special features

  • The making of SCUM OF THE EARTH with rare photos, commentary
  • Interviews with the film’s cast and crew
  • Paying tribute to Brownrigg
  • The complete screenplay for DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT
  • And other surprises!

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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