THE LEGEND OF HILLBILLY JOHN
THE SHADOW OF CHIKARA
( aka Wishbone Cutter, aka Shadow Mountain)
Special Two DVD Disc set!
DIRECTOR: Hillbilly John: John Newland / Shadow of Chikara: Earl Smith
STARS: Hillbilly John: Hedges Capers, Denver Pyle, Severn Darden, Harris Yulin (Watched!), Susan Strasberg (Scream of Fear), R.G. Armstrong / Shadow of Chikara: Joe Don Baker (Mongo's Back in Town), Sondra Locke (Willard), Joy N Houck Jr, Ted Neely, Slim Pickens, Dennis Fimple
SYNOPSIS: Two rural genre films rated G and PG respectively.
Legend of Hillbilly John: Low budget film with a bit of a cult following. It tells the folktale story of a young guitar toting ballad singer who wanders the American South. He encounters all sorts of odd characters, a magician, a flying monster and even the Devil. It's a mix of folklore, fantasy and little horror. The film has lots of songs too. Nice supporting work from Susan Strasberg, RG Armstrong and the always reliable Harris Yulin. Based on stories by Manly Wade Wellman.
Shadow of Chikara: (aka Wishbone Cutter): Joe Don Baker stars as a vicious Civil War vet (his side lost) who teams up with two other men (including half breed Joy N Houck Jr) to find a rumored stash of diamonds within a sacred Indian mountain. They run into sexy Sondra Locke who joins them in their efforts. Soon strange noises are heard in the woods and they fear the Indian spirit Chikara may be watching over them as they trespass into unknown territory. Very low key horror that relies on mood and atmosphere rather than shocks or blood. Kind of like "The Blair Witch Project" circa 1865 but without the shaky camera.
*For more see: The Trap, Hunters Blood / Shadow of Chikara, The Brave and Run Home Slow
Fullscreen / Color (both films)
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Giant bird monster attacks!
John sings a ballad
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