After barely surviving the Vietnam War, Marine Sgt. Stryker (Brian Schulz) faces another battle on the home front when his girlfriend is taken by a Manson-like cult leader (Sam Raimi). Stryker rallies his Army buddies and wages a bloody war against the drug-crazed cultists. Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, Timothy Patrick Quill and Cheryl Hausen co-star in this actioner from Josh Becker (Alien Apocalypse) and Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead).
Josh Becker is a writer and director, of films and television, whose credits include Alien Apocalypse, Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except, Lunatics: A Love Story and episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.
Becker has authored The Complete Guide to Low-budget Feature Filmmaking detailing the ins and outs of independent filmmaking from his own experience. Bruce Campbell penned the introduction.
He has also written a memoir. The book titled “Rushes” was released in 2008.
His third Book, Going Hollywood, which details his time in Hollywood upon first arriving in 1976, was Released in 2010. —wikipedia
Becker exploits and exaggerates conservativist fears through this c-grade Vietnam-Vet-Action-Horror. Stryker and military buddies apply the lessons of surprise violence when returning to a hometown filled with vagrant and counter-culture villains. Becker enjoys executing violence, which appropriately evokes the adrenaline-induced violence of military men, but is excessively joyous to the point of real terror.