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Double Bill Brilliance of Jack Hill

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Two quick and cheap B films from the great but under-recognized director easily transcend their budgets and achieve ingenuity, personal flair, and touching group dynamics.

Pit Stop

Jack Hill United States, 1969


Continuing on from yesterday’s family horror film, we progress to Jack Hill’s follow-up effort: a racing movie which quietly doubles as a portrait of American youth culture at the brink of a new era. Between its artfully composed set pieces and nuanced human drama, this is the B-movie at its finest.

Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told

Jack Hill United States, 1967


Once aptly described as the “Howard Hawks of the exploitation film” by Quentin Tarantino, B-movie maestro Jack Hill made something of a masterpiece with this experimental yet entirely unpretentious horror film and its inspired flurry of styles. Did we mention it also stars Lon Chaney?

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