THE ACID EATERS (the acid people) (1967 U.S.) D/P: "B. RON ELLIOT" (BYRON MABE) W: TIM KEARNS/ "CARLOS MONOSOYA" (CARL MONSON) P: DAVID F. FRIEDMAN
At the end of a working week (represented by close-ups of people eating, a toilet flushing and sped-up scenes of various people at work), four couples jump on their motorbikes for a weekend of sex and drugs. This includes body painting and topless swimming. Then things turn mean as a catfight ends with a girl drowning in quicksand (the others watch and laugh) and going to hell. She later re-appears though, after a comic-relief Indian ("me joke, um") does a dance. Some passing motorist gets beaten up for his money too. One of the gang (Buck Kartalain from PLEASE DON'T EAT MY MOTHER) also turns up as the Devil (complete with cute red outfit and pitchfork) inside "the white pyramid" (made from LSD). Trip sequences involve sexual encounters (one hints at incest), and there's lots of silly, surreal touches. One of the girls is Pat Barrington (from ORGY OF THE DEAD). They all go back to work at the end. This must have confused the hell out of adults-only audiences at the time, but there's plenty of tits so i'm sure no-one complained. Producer Friedman (who was the cinematographer) backed Mabe's SHE FREAK the same year.

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