No Blade of Grass (1974): It’s Tommy Chong’s Worst Nightmare
If you took Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, gave it to Roger Corman, who produced it through a partnership with Hammer with a young Al Gore co-writing the script with Jack Hill, then you might approximate something close to today’s film, No Blade of Grass. As summer continues, the days are going to get hotter, and the thought of Global Warming will probably pass though more than a few heat addled mind. It seems that the same old worries have been around since the 70’s, and Cornel Wilde, actor and director of the acclaimed action classic The Naked Prey (1966), found a way to bring The Greenhouse Effect, world hunger, and pollution together with exploitation mainstays murder, rape, bikers, and gang warfare. It all boils down to a road trip, and it’s the last vacation anyone would ever want to take. So come along with me as I take you on a trip to a world where there is No Blade of Grass.