The Death Wheelers are coming to the UK! Well, they are coming to Blu-ray / DVD in the UK, anyway. Don Sharp's PsychoMania aka The Death Wheelers (1973) follows Tom, a motorcycle gang leader, who kills himself and is successfully resurrected from the dead by his mother and a very knowledgeable cult. Psychomania will be released via the British Film Institute (BFI) on Blu-ray / DVD in the UK on September 19th:

From "LOOK OUT! The Living Dead motorcycle gang is on the rampage, wreaking havoc in their small English town. For gang leader Tom (Nicky Henson), however, mere earthly violence is not enough: he's obsessed with the occult and is convinced that he can kill himself and then return from the dead - with the help of a frog-worshipping cult and his seance-conducting mother (Beryl Reid). Remarkably, Tom succeeds and soon joins the ranks of the walking - and riding - dead! Now if he can only persuade his girlfriend and the rest of his gang to join him - but Mother and her diabolical butler Shadwell (George Sanders) may have other plans for the Living Dead, who are dangerously trespassing on uncharted spiritual grounds.

Psychomania is a pre-punk British horror cult classic featuring trashy violence, suburban witchcraft, and some amazing motorcycle stunt sequences. Come and ride with the Living Dead - if you dare! Starring Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Ann Michelle, Roy Holder, and Denis Gilmore.

Special Features:

  • Return of the Living Dead (2010, 25 mins): interviews with stars Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, and others
  • Sound of Psychomania (2010, 9 mins): interview with soundtrack composer John Cameron
  • Riding Free (2010, 6 mins): interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews
  • An interview with Nicky Henson (2016): a new interview with actor Nicky Henson, star of Psychomania
  • Leather and Hell: Dressing the Living Dead (2016): new featurette on the company who supplied the film's costumes
  • Discovering Britain with John Betjeman: Avebury, Wiltshire (1955, 4 mins): the famous British poet narrates this travelogue about the Avebury stone circle and nearby burial grounds
  • Roger Wonders Why (1965, 18 mins): a church-made amateur film which sees two Christian biker youths visit the legendary 59 club where they meet the founder, Rev. Bill Shergold
  • Remastering Psychomania (2016)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by Andrew Roberts, Vic Pratt and Will Fowler


  • Tamika Jones
    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).