Blood Beat

In Cheese Doodles on October 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Title: Blood Beat
Production: USA 1982
Director: Fabrice A. Zaphiratos
Cast: Helen Benton
Run Time: 87min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language:  English
Subtitles: None

Transferred and remastered by LuigiBastardo, using the US VHS release as source material.

“A family’s Christmas reunion gets off to a bad start when the son brings home his girlfriend, leading to an awkward feeling of deja-vu between her and the boy’s psychic mother. Weird things begin happening, the weirdest of which happens to be the presence of a glowing samurai warrior who’s murderous tendencies appear to be linked to the girlfriend’s orgasms.
“Bloodbeat” is one of the more bizarre films you could ever see. What we have here is a slasher shot in Wisconsin by a French director with a ghostly samurai as the killer. It’s actually pretty effective for the first two thirds of the running time, particularly a creepy home invasion and ensuing chase. Through some splendid editing, this sequence is interspersed with the girlfriend’s writhing and upward-thrusting in bed. It’s also undeniably cool seeing a samurai as the villain in a slasher. During the final third, however, the film veers off in an unsatisfying direction with over-the-top antics and ridiculous special effects. Disappointing, but not enough to ruin the film for me. Oh yeah, excessive overuse of violin chords too.” [imdb]


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