Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Lexi 2022

- Bae Wolf 2022

- Confession 2022

- Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes 2020

- Nocturna: Side A - The Great Old Man's Night 2021

- Sleep 2020

- The Unhealer 2020

- A Curious Tale 2021

- The Kybalion 2022

- The Puppet 2021

- Breeder 2020

- I Hear the Trees Whispering 2022

- The Wrong Sarah 2021

- Last Radio Call 2021

- Shock 1977

- Keeley 2022

- Harvey 2021

- Bleep: A Serial Killer's Dog 2022

- The Surprise Visit 2021

- Hamlet for the Fireys 2020

- The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord 2020

- Princess Cursed in Time 2020

- Paper Spiders 2020

- Old Strangers 2022

- The Lost Treasure 2021

- An Exquisite Meal 2020

- Cybersatan Apocalypse Nightmares 2021

- Slaxx 2020

- Watch the Sunset 2017

- Rust Belt Driller 2021

- Making Sweet Tea 2019

- Hacker: Trust No One 2021

- Achoura 2018

- Rise of the Scarecrows: Hell on Earth 2021

- Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence 1992

- The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special 2020

- Bloody Hell 2020

- Death Breed 2021

- Repossession 2019

- Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray 2022

- The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland 2020

- I am Syd Stone 2020

- Monsters in the Closet 2022

- Maniac Cop 2 1990

- Beguiled Company 2021

- Beyto 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Pit Stop

USA 1969
produced by
Lee Strosnider for Jack Hill Productions
directed by Jack Hill
starring Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn (as Ellen McRae), Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn, George Washburn, Steve Pendleton, Robert Krist, Ted Duncan, Titus Moede, Don White, Ray Thiel, George Barris, Ed Hand, Edwin Kissel, Hal Lane, Sandy Reed, Harry Schooler, Bob James, Jack Seymour
written by Jack Hill, music by The Daily Flash, John Fridge

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan



Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Supermen


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Grant Willard (Brian Donlevy) is one of the car race sponsors of the region, usually picking up naive guys who look promising enough in street races, and grooming them to stardom - but should they fail to perform, he drops them like flies. His latest "acquisition" is Rick, a merciless tough guy of a driver - who is arrested for crashing someone else's car in an illegal street race. Grant gets him out on bail and persuades him to become a "figure 8 racer" in no time. Figure 8 races are essentially stock car races, made all the more exciting by having an intersection at the center of the course. Rick doesn't like this at first, but the arrogance of perpetual race winner Hawk (Sid Haig) soon convinces Rick he just has to teach the guy a lesson - and the first couple of races, he fails miserably - until he gets some tutoring from an ex driver and learns from some colleagues that they just don't properly compete with Hawk because they fear his wrath - not so Rick, who actually doesn't only win the next race but also turns Hawk's car over. That same night, Hawk beats Rick to a pulp and then proceeds to wreck his car until he finds Rick's girlfriend Jolene (Beverly Washburn), a friend of his, sitting in the car, scared shitless - which makes him see everything in a different light.

Rick is too proud to not compete in the next race against Hawk again, despite still being in pain, and he wins fair and square - but this time Hawk is a fair loser and the two bury the hatchet for good.

Anyways, Rick has long set his eyes on a higher goal, to compete against Ed McLeod (George Washburn) in a higher class and away from the spectacle-first figure 8 races - and Grant Willard tells him he's got his back there, though he's only interested in playing one driver against the next to help his own interests. Rick and Ed become friends even (even though Rick starts an affair with Ed's wife [Ellen Burstyn] behind his back), and eventually they learn they are to race national champ Sonny Simpson (Ted Duncan) - and device a plan to outsmart him via clever team work ... but Rick wants more, at any cost ...


In a way, one has the feeling Pit Stop is all too often undecided which way to go: It tells a serious and intelligent story but is full of clichés and grindhouse appeal, the acting is pretty great but the characters are flat, and the direction can't decide whether to go for the story's emotional center or just pure spectacle ... but really, who cares? The film is great, and first and foremost thanks to the many great, brutal, tense car races, the many wrecked cars, overturning vehicles and the like. Sure, most of the footage might be from actual races, but the camerawork captures the action and excitement of the sport really well. Plus, the cars are just awesome to look at.

In short, if you're into vintage cars crashing into one another, you'll love this movie ... and if you're not, you definitely will be after seeing this!!!


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Pit Stop
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Pit Stop here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Pit Stop at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD