My sweetheart went to bed early this Valentine's evening and so I busted out a classic. Dead-End Drive In is a belter from the mid 80s. Directed by legendary genre film maker Brian Trenchard-Smith (BMX Bandits, Frog Dreaming, Turkey Shoot) the movie is a bizarro dystopian story set in the near future where a large drive-in cinema is used as a detention compound for the scumbag gang members and other criminals. Two teenagers are accidentally caught inside the fences with no way out and spend the movie defending themselves against thugs, murderers and rapists. It's a delicious slice of cinema and its great to see it receive a whole new lease of life with Quentin Tarantino listing it as one of his favourite Aussie films. Ocker, menacing, funny and trashy... Dead-End Drive In represents a brilliant era of Australian cinema.