is a 1963
film directed by Coleman Francis
. It stars Kevin Casey as Beth, Eric Tomlin as Joe, Anthony Cardoza
as Harry, and Marcia Knight as Suzy. The film contains performances by influential Nashville guitarist Jimmy Bryant
After being forgotten for three decades it got a second life in 1994
, serving the basis for a Mystery Science Theater 3000
episode (during which TV's Frank
describes it as like "Manos
without the lucid plot"). At one point, the film was the lowest-rated of all time on the Internet Movie Database.
At a tiny airfield in a small, dusty California town (Quartz Hill), husband and wife team Harry and Beth run a jump school. Harry rebukes his old girlfriend Suzy, who hooks up with his fired mechanic Frankie to seek revenge. Meanwhile Beth is carrying on with the new mechanic, Joe. Lots of people jump out of planes throughout, while various weird characters mill around.
The film ends with a curiously grim credit sequence of star names and head shots, but no music.
is also known as Fiend from Half Moon Bay
and Panic at Half Moon Bay
- The MST3K version of the film (accompanied by the uncut version, included as a bonus feature) was released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 1 DVD set. As of January 2010, the DVD is now out-of-print on Rhino's official website, but still available on Mst3k's official website.