Horror trends come and go. Killer dolls, cannibal rednecks, and oh, so many zombies. But what of the ones that have been forgotten? Today, We Are Indie Horror knocks the dust off these dirt devils to bring you a breakdown of cult horror movies featuring Motorcycle Riding Maniacs who use nothing but a spooky black helmet to cover their identity.
What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (1974)
This sleazy 70’s Italian Giallo involves a teenage prostitution racket, a hilarious fowl mouthed Detective, and a murderer on a motorbike. This is the second film in the ‘Schoolgirls In Peril‘ Trilogy by DirectorMassimo Dallamano. Dig that funky soundtrack? Bonus points if you notice the stuntman playing the killer through his clear helmet visor.
Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975)
Italian Horror Scream Queen Edwige Fenech stars in this Giallo Thriller featuring a black leather-clad biker who slashes fashion models to ribbons. Director Andrea Bianchi serves up plenty of skin and violence in this wicked flick. One of my all time favorites. Definitely a must see for slasher fans.
Night School aka Terror Eyes (1981)
A series of brutal decapitations plagues a college in Boston in this final film by Director Ken Hughes. The beautiful Rachel Ward stars in this stylish murder mystery along with Leonard Mann (Silent Night Deadly Night III). This film has been cut several times due to it’s violence, which makes it difficult to get a copy that has not been neutered by censors.
The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)
A motorcycle helmet wearing killer goes on a vengeful rampage with a nail gun in this straight-to-video slasher. For some reason, it was decided that the killer should speak through their helmet during the kill sequences, taunting their victims in a Freddy Krueger type fashion. It pains me to say this, but this movie sounds a lot cooler than it is.
Nightmare Beach (1988)
It’s Sping Break ’88 and for some, it will be the last. A Motorcycle riding mystery man (or woman?) is serving up death by electrocution and not even the sweet mullets or obnoxious neon clothing in this film can stop him (or her). Directed by Horror Master Umberto Lenzi and starring genre legends John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Michael Parks (From Dusk ‘Till Dawn), this movie is so much ridiculous fun, it truly has to be seen to be believed.