Fight For Your Life

While awash in playful gore and whimsical insanity, the Video Nasties canon is loaded with its fair share of moral button-pushers — and none are more willfully incendiary than the scandalous scum saga Fight For Your Life. One of the most un-PC films ever shot on American soil, this home invasion/revenge flick finds three escaped convicts holed up in the residence of a black preacher and his wholesome family. As the honky killers goad the hostage family with a nonstop tsunami of verbal race-hate diarrhea beyond all human tolerance, a spectacularly violent showdown is, of course, entirely in order. As the demented gang leader, William “I’m Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl” Sanderson goes for broke in (what he probably didn’t realize in the moment was) the performance of a lifetime — committing so fully to the Asshole Of The Universe role that, once you’ve seen it, it’s impossible to distinguish his real-life persona from his onscreen role. Unforgettable in every sense of the word, this broadcast from another planet WILL BURN YOUR ASS TO THE GROUND!
Dir. Robert A. Endelson, 1977, 35mm, 82 min.

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