His cowardice is portrayed as preferable to the insanity of his antagonist, who had no plans of turning off, whatever the consequences.
It closed in Production[ edit ] Made on a small budget, the film features hot rodsaliens and zombies. Critic Nick Pinkerton refers to the teens in Hot Rod Girl as "misunderstood but essentially good kids" who are, however, "strictly squaresville.
It is, however, the first film of Frank Gorshin. Reception[ edit ] Most reviews have been favorable with Paul Parcellin of Film Threat noting that the musical sequences have high production values and seem deed to stand alone as music videos. Klick has released a soundtrack album of their work in the film on Go-Kustom Rekords.
When's the last time we had one of those? But soon other filmmakers "were cashing in on the fad" of films about "the rampant juvenile delinquency problems that fueled hot rod culture in the U. The anonymous reviewer wrote, "As a job of picture making, it is woefully weak, and that concerns scripting, production values and acting," but went on to say that "apparently, the film is enjoying surprisingly impressive patronage in the few situations where it has had pre-release runs.
The U-cert allowed the film to be exhibited to audiences of all ages. One writes, "America's car culture came into its own in the s when the Interstate highways were built, Detroit boomed and high school shop classes trained fro mechanics. Though complimentary of the film, he further notes that " The soundtrack, from KsK is good and the movie flows right along.