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The first AMG Dirty Dozen of August brings you a bevy of films designed specifically for home viewing. Every title on this list of twelve is a made for t.v. film, all but one produced during the golden ’70s era of t.v. movies. The list includes two films written by the great Richard Matheson, one of the most infamous anti-drug propaganda films ever made and no less than three different backdoor pilots (i.e. films designed to set up a series) by Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame. As you struggle through the last of the summer, these films offer plentiful entertainment to keep you engaged while you wait out the heat.

Since these reviews were written, Schlockmania has also posted feature reviews for Are You In The House Alone? and Desperate Lives – to go to those reviews, just click on their titles below.

ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE?: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/are-you-in-the-house-alone-v2801/review

DEATH CAR ON THE FREEWAY: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/death-car-on-the-freeway-v124914/review

DESPERATE LIVES: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/desperate-lives-v13409/review

DYING ROOM ONLY: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/dying-room-only-v15005/review

GENESIS II (1973): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/genesis-ii-v125788/review

A GUN IN THE HOUSE: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-gun-in-the-house-v21140/review

A KILLER IN THE FAMILY: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-killer-in-the-family-v126753/review

MAN FROM ATLANTIS (pilot film): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/man-from-atlantis-v31131

PLANET EARTH (1974): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/planet-earth-v38291/review

THE QUESTOR TAPES: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-questor-tapes-v128363/review

A STEP OUT OF LINE: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-step-out-of-line-v129200/review

THE STRANGER WITHIN (1974): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-stranger-within-v47207/review