DVD Review: Mad Foxes (1981)

May 9, 2018

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Mad Foxes begins with Easy Rocker from Krokus blaring from the speakers…we may be off to something special here fiends…
As far as what follows that sonic assault, it goes a lil’ something like this: Middle aged Hal is driving his (freshly turned) 18 year-old girlfriend out on a date in order to wine and dine her so she will let him be the one to ‘break the seal’ if you know what I mean (and if that bit of crass purple prose wasn’t clear enough for ya, the lady sits underneath a giant tacky painting of an oozing chocolate covered cherry), when he absolutely murders a Nazi biker, as one does. Of course that biker had equally as Nazi pals (at least indoors…their armbands have no swastikas in exterior shots, but they appear as if by magic inside) who arrive and beat the hell out of Hal and rape his girlfriend. Hal then naturally enlists a squad of martial artists who manage to castrate the leader of the gregarious gang and deliver him a crank sandwich right into his pie hole! Of course the bikers seek revenge and murder the entire martial arts studio that helped our horny hero, not to mention Hal’s whole damn family…which leads to over-the-top violence you have to see to believe!
Simply put, Mad Foxes is pretty much everything you could ask for from a grindhouse feature; it’s sleazy, cheap, nudity packed, violent as all fuck…just the absolute pinnacle of exploitation cinema, which of course is as beautiful a thing a real B-Flick connoisseur such as your’s cruelly could ask for! If there is any negative with this one it’s that it has a mild case of the ‘rapes’, so if you are sensitive to that material you have been warned (although everything…and I mean everything is presented in such a cartoony matter things come across more as tacky than terrifying).
So the flick is Grade-A gonzo gloriousness, but what about the extras on this release from those fabulous fiends at Full Moon Entertainment? We get an anecdote packed conversation with stars Helmi Sigg, Eric Falk, and Producer Erwin C. Dietrich that lays out just how the film came together, as well as a separate interview with Falk, the films trailer, and a collection of trailers for other exploitation flicks.
I’m going to keep this real simple for ya; if you are looking for a flick that exemplifies the entire Grindhouse experience, Mad Foxes is a damn near perfect representation of all that sleazy, wonderfully fucked-up genre has to offer! See it mach schnell!!



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