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Satan's Sadists (1969)

The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his ... See full summary »


Al Adamson


Greydon Clark (screenplay) (as Dennis Wayne), Russ Tamblyn (dialogue collaborator)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russ Tamblyn ... Anchor
Scott Brady ... Charlie Baldwin
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Firewater (as John Cardos)
Robert Dix ... Willie
Gary Kent ... Johnny Martin
Greydon Clark ... Acid
Kent Taylor ... Lew
Regina Carrol ... Gina
Jacqulin Cole ... Tracy (as Jackie Taylor)
William Bonner William Bonner ... Muscle
Evelyn Frank Evelyn Frank ... Nora Baldwin
Yvonne Stewart Yvonne Stewart ... Carol
Cheryl Anne Cheryl Anne ... Jan
Bambi Allen Bambi Allen ... Lois
Randee Lynne Jensen ... Rita (as Randee Lynn)


The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his waitress, Tracy. After a little killing, one of the patrons named Johnny manages to escape from the bikers into the desert. They need to reach a town before the Satans catch up to them and kill them. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Release Date:

1 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Sadisten des Satans See more »

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Shot in a mere 8 days. See more »


Gina: All you ever think about is LSD. One of these days you're gonna take a trip and never come back.
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Alternate Versions

The film was rejected for UK cinema and finally released on DVD in 2003 with 57 secs of cuts to edit a rape scene. See more »


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Sadistic bastards.
29 March 2006 | by bergma15@msu.eduSee all my reviews

This film is a kind of guilty pleasure of mine. It's not that good, but it definitely delivers on the drive-in schlock that made the late 60s and early 70s exploitation films fun. The cast was mostly unknown at the time (most of them still are) with the exception of Russ Tamblyn (still can't get plum roles like in West Side Story). I wouldn't say that it's a true biker film, but it's still pretty wild.

The Sadists stop at a gas station/diner in the middle of nowhere in Death Valley. At this diner there is the old man who runs it, a waitress, a middle age couple on vacation, and an ex-marine who is traveling to California. The gang decides to have a little fun at the diner, but things go sour when the old man tells them to leave. They take it badly and go on to kill everyone except the marine and waitress. The marine kills two of the gang, and then he and the waitress escape into the desert. Of course, the gang chases them down because they don't want any witnesses.

The acting wasn't great, but it sufficed for a low budget biker film. The bikers, of course, were stereotypes of the typical members of biker gangs at the time. There's the sadistic leader (Tamblyn), the acid freak (cleaverly nicknamed acid, those zany bikers), the tough guy, the sex fiend, and leader's strung out girlfriend. Most of these characters were pretty one dimensional, but you really don't need to know much more about them anyway. The plot of the film keeps moving at a decent pace, so I can't find too much of a problem with it. Of course there are some psychedelic scenes (it was the 60s after all) and some interesting deaths. Overall, it wasn't great, but it suffices as an exploitation film and if you get into it it is kind of fun.

MST3K fans look out for the teacher in "Angel's Revenge" as the waitress, and Acid (Greydon Clark, the director of "Angel's Revenge").

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