80s scifi with gladiatorial mangling machines?
March 6, 2012 5:20 PM Subscribe
Which film gave me twenty plus years of recurring nightmares about weird grindy cog machines coming to mangle me?
posted by KateViolet to society & culture (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
When I was a kid my dad used to take me to the cinema all the time, and we would basically see everything that was on, as long as it was a U or a PG. This was probably from about 5-12 - 1980 to 1987. One film stuck in my head and was the stuff of my nightmares for a long time and I'd really like to see it again!
What I remember-
It was a pulpy type of science fiction/harsh planet/Mad Max type of film
I don't think it can have been a big hit or I probably would have seen it again since then
I remember it being quite sandy
The bit that gave me nightmares- a kind of gladiator arena where humans compete against robot machines made up of grinding saws and turning teary things. This can't actually have been very gory or I wouldn't have been taken to see it, but it made an impression on me!
Not much to go on but if anyone can help, you guys can!