#114: PSYCHOMANIA (1973)
George Sanders' penultimate and final films were both released after his death in April 1972. ENDLESS NIGHT hit screens in October '72, but PSYCHOMANIA wasn't released until early '73 in Britain. It would reach American shores a year later. Also titled THE DEATH WHEELERS, his last motion picture is a cult classic. It's about a group of bikers who come back from the dead after making a suicide pact. George plays Shadwell, the butler to an eccentric psychic whose son is the lead biker dude. The son turns his soul over to the satanic Shadwell, then terrorizes the countryside with his hellacious gang. Action sequences, classic music and haunting imagery enliven the proceedings, as well as a surprise ending. George was top-billed in PSYCHOMANIA, and as one reviewer noted, it was ironic the actor would take his life a few months after making a film about suicide.