For Thrills and Chills Watch Rollercoaster the Movie

This thriller is about a brilliant madman who terrorizes theme parks by planting homemade bombs on rollercoasters. George Segal plays a thrill ride technical supervisor who ends up in the middle. The film was shot at several great amusement parks including Magic Mountain, which still has the ride used in the film’s climax.

Sadly, the film was produced for a summer blockbuster in 1977 and was overshadowed by another film that came out the same year. Guess which one?

Patrick J. Doody

Patrick J. Doody is a horror nerd and Mexican Pepsi enthusiast living in Los Angeles. Along with his writing and producing partner Chris Valenziano, he has been involved in such terrorific projects as Silent Hill: Homecoming for Konami, Scream Awards for Spike TV and Ghostfacers: The Web Series for Warner Brothers. Their film Beneath, starring Jeff Fahey, won Best Picture at Screamfest and is currently available on Netflix.

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7 thoughts on “For Thrills and Chills Watch Rollercoaster the Movie

  1. Patrick J Doody says:

    Helen Hunt! Yes, she plays Segal’s daughter. At one point in the film, you believe that she’s going to get more involved in the story, but she doesn’t. If it was remade today, the character certainly would be more connected.

  2. rick says:

    It was instant streaming on netflix last month because I had it sitting in my queue for quite some time wanting to watch it since I saw some of it a few years back but I never got around to it and it was removed from instant queue.

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    A great thriller in the Irwin Allen vein.
    And the fact the the investigator’s family doesn’t get entwined in the suspense was kinda noticeable the first times I saw it, then it seemed logical and smart given the way things turn out and the decisions taken.

    A rather well thought-out amusement park suspense flick I often watch in double-bill with Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park (which is kind of its opposite).

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