Pulp Fiction and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino was recently asked which horror movie he’d recommend people check out this Halloween. And he says the 70’s killer kid flick Devil Times Five with Leif Garrett.
He tells EW: “Leif Garrett is the leader of these killer kids. And Leif Garrett gives an amazing performance in this film? It’s terrific and it’s really ‘f’-ed up in a big way but that’s what makes it great. It blew me away. I was like, wow, this is amazing! I’ve heard about it forever because it played the drive-in circuit on the lower half of double features for years. Finally, I watched it, and I was like, wow, this is terrific!“
Directed by Sean MacGregor (and David Sheldon) it stars Sorrell Booke, Gene Evans, Shelley Morrison, and Leif Garrett, along with Garret’s real-life sister, Dawn Lyn, and their mother Carolyn Stellar. The film follows a group of four sociopathic, homicidal children who, accompanied by a mysterious nun, seek refuge with the residents of a lakeside chalet, only to systematically murder them one by one.
It’s also known as People Toys, Tantrums, and The Horrible House on the Hill.