Episode 79: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Holy smokes, the IFC kids have done a Russ Meyer moovie! Now hold on to yer brazziers, buckos, this is Russ Meyer before he got into his super udder action flicks, we’re talkin’ Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, one of the great classic drive-in flicks of all time, and we’ve got Moody, the MooCow, and special guest co-host Sarah Adkins on hoof to check it out in the latest episode of Indie Film Cafe! So strap yerselves into the cab of yer hotrod, kiddies, cause these dancin’ kittens got some claws!

Varla, Rosie, and Billie just want to have some kicks, man, after working those long, hard nights dancing at the go-go club, as you do, and so they drive their little hotrods into the desert, where they meet squares Tommy and Linda, and proceed to murder the one and kidnap the udder – because FUN!!! Then some dorky gas station attendant tells them that some crippled old coot lives with his sons and is sitting on a pile of loot, and before you can say 60’s gold lame top the ladies are headed to their shack lookin’ for trouble – and trouble is what they find!

Few characters in drive in history are as iconic as Tura Satana as the vicious Varla, and Haji (from Double D Avenger!) as Rosie, and Lori Williams as Billie are memorable hotties as well! They’re a gang of dirty debs you wouldn’t mind getting beaten up by! And when you factor in snuggly, sweet Linda, played by the equally lovely Sue Bernard, in an amazing 60’s bikini, and you have an instant drive in classic! Toss in Hollywood veteran actor Stewart Lancaster as the skeezy Old Man, and 60’s tv character actor Paul Trinka as Kirk, and it just gets even better! And dig that craaaazy soundtrack!

Well the votes are in, and these pussycats are all hep, according to the IFC kids! Moody awarded the film a 3, the Moocow gave a 2.5, and Sarah Adkins, who really dug the vibe of this flick, awarded it a 2! That’s a Stinky Total of 7.5, one of the lowest scores of the season! That’s a Stink Average of 2.5, which is barely any stink at all! On the Ladder of Stink this moovie is tied with Rat Pfink a Boo Boo as one of the lowest scoring moovies on IFC, with only Gamebox 1.0 scoring lower!

Git yer trailer right HERE. Check it out on the Tube of You right HERE. Of course, if you want a better, clearer version then you need to pony up some dough for the DVD, which you can purchase from Uncle Amazon right HERE. You can also grab a copy from Elvis DVD Collector and Movie Buffs Forever, and there is always a copy floating around on Ebay. There is a Blu ray version as well, available on Amazon, and a special Limited Edition at Blu Rays For Everyone. Great timing too, as it turns out the Walking Dead’ own Norman Reedus is a fan, and wants to remake it on tv as a series for AMC!

Check out the group of killer posters from AllPosters.com! If you have the moolah to spare, get an original from 1966 at the Sotheby’s on-line auction! Redbubble has the poster, and a bunch of udder FPKK merch as well, check it out! Get the kewl tee shirt on Etsy, Redbubble, and Look Human, among udders. Zazzle has a boss coffee mug too, as does TeePublic! You can grab the soundtrack on both CD and vinyl from Amazon. And you KNOW you wanna hear the title track covered by the Cramps! The moovie has inspired a lot of kewl art too! A LOT.

So don’t be a square, like Tommy: check out Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! right now, you’ll be glad you did!

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