Blood Rage

1987

Horror

Blood Rage (1987) download yts

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Ted Raimi as Condom Salesman
Louise Lasser as Maddy
Brad Leland as Drive-in Boy
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1hr 22 min
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Reviewed by rabiddog67 6 / 10

Canadian DVD vs Prism VHS - Spoilers included

Legacy Entertainment's DVD is cut. Gore mostly, but the scene after the drive-in killing is of Louise Lasser visiting Todd at the hospital, which contains important exposition (Todd who has been catatonic and then unable to remember the slaying finally remembers that Terry committed the murder); the DVD shows Louise Lasser pulling up to the gate and then cuts to Terry and his friends playing football. The DVD does contain a scene missing in PRISIM'S VHS BLOOD RAGE (NIGHTMARE AT SHADOW WOODS was the title I saw this under in the theater back in 1987) - immediately after the football game, Terry and his friends go swimming and Andrea agrees to babysit for Julie. (why this is missing from the VHS is hard to say). The gore is seriously cut in the Canadian DVD. Terry kills the kid at the drive-in; the DVD shows one whack and then the naked girl running away - the VHS has multiple whacks and blood-stained popcorn. Lasser's fiancé gets his hand hacked off while drinking a beer in both versions, but the DVD is just a quick shot....same goes for Julie finding her date's head hanging in a closet....much more on VHS. Todd's doctor is literally cut in half....the DVD does not show her death throes or Todd finding her body later in the film. Terry sticks Artie in the neck with a fork...more gore on the VHS than the quick cutaway on the DVD.

Reviewed by Robert_Lovelace 6 / 10

"You're gonna hurt my kitty!"

"Blood Rage" begins with two twin adolescent boys at a drive-in with their mother on a date; the two slink off, and one of them murders a man in his car. Ten years later, the psycho twin is incarcerated in a mental institution. On Thanksgiving, the good twin and his mother go to visit, but find he has escaped. He returns to the woodsy community where his mother lives and begins carving up residents like turkeys.

Let's face it—evil twins are to horror films what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving. It just works. "Blood Rage," a little-known slasher filmed in the early 1980s, knows this, and takes full advantage of the trope. The film fell into obscurity and wasn't even released theatrically until 1987; it made it to small theaters and B-movie drive-ins, and all but disappeared. What's interesting is that the film actually offers all of the hallmarks that genre fans love about these films: a holiday setting, corny one-liners, young adults copulating, and some impressive special effects set to a pounding synth score. You'd think the film would have at least garnered a cult following, but the limited availability of it until Arrow Video's 2015 release prevented it from ever really catching on.

The film is admittedly a mess in areas; some of the performances are hammy and the dialogue contrived, while the pacing is certainly bizarre at times, but for a low-budget B slasher film, these are typically taken for granted, and if anything are part of the charm. Louise Lasser spends the majority of the film boozed out screaming into a telephone and eating Thanksgiving leftovers on her kitchen floor, while her good twin boy searches ruthlessly for his unhinged brother. Bodies start piling up, and elaborate gore effects take precedent over plot development at times. The script overall is vaguely sketched and doesn't completely feel rounded out, and the film does suffer from a frankly nonthreatening villain, but the final act is tongue-in-cheek and well handled.

Overall, the film is a nice slice of eighties slasher pie that somehow got left behind. It's not a great film by any means, but it's also not a bad one when pitted against the genre standards. The ending is rather grim, and Lasser's turn as the mentally destroyed mother is hammy, Oedipal, and at times poignant. In many ways, the film reminded me of "Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker," another eighties slasher that never really caught on, in both tone and thematics. "Blood Rage" is most definitely worth a look for genre fans, and is a hokey, gory effort if nothing else. 6/10.

Reviewed by rooee 4 / 10

That is not cranberry sauce!

Variously known as Blood Rage (home video version), Slasher (original title card), and Nightmare at Shadow Woods (theatrical cut), this ropey hack-'em-up took four years to get a US release after having been filmed in 1983. It was hardly worth the wait but there's some fun to be had in its maniac twins setup.

To be fair, only one of the twins is actually maniacal. When they were kids, Terry butchered a mid-coitus stranger and blamed it on Todd. 10 years later, Todd escapes from his psychiatric unit, apparently on the rampage. But in reality it's just Terry again, all grown up and getting jealous and enraged about his mom's engagement. Someone is slaughtering folks in the neighbourhood, and now Terry has the perfect alibi.

Harking from a time when the mentally ill were definitely perpetrators rather than victims, here we have one of those slasher pictures where people are too busy going off into the woods alone to call the police and let them know a murderer is on the rampage.

There's some cracking gore, although the anxious editing in the theatrical cut means we often get only a glimpse before cutting away to some half-assed Freudian exchange or another teenager soaping in the shower. Stick with the so-called "hard" version (included in the Arrow Video boxset I saw) for the real deal.

While performances are consistently terrible, Mark Soper as the twins possesses an appropriately unsettling glare, and one-time Woody Allen fave Louise Lasser has an absolute ball as the cripplingly neurotic, boozing mother.

As a work of filmcraft it's a notch above Troma, but sadly not funny, well-made, or scary enough to land itself a place in a camp Halloween horror medley.

Possibly the film's greatest pull is the period. Locked in time by Richard Einhorn's elaborate synth score, the voluminous hair and bad sportswear are virtually sufficient in themselves to carry us through the 80-odd minutes.

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