Blood Rage


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Ted Raimi as Condom Salesman
Louise Lasser as Maddy
Brad Leland as Drive-in Boy
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) 8 / 10

He's a lunatic...lunatic...

Former sitcom star Louise Lasser ('Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman') headlines this gloriously goofy addition to the slasher genre. Filmed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1983, but not released until 1987, it tells of Maddy's (Lasser) twin boys Terry and Todd, at large at a drive-in theatre while she's on a date. Terry takes an axe to a theatre goers' face, and Todd gets the blame; he's soon sent to a mental institution. 10 years later, when the boys are college age, Todd escapes from his confinement just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. When people in an apartment complex meet absolutely hideous demises, Todd naturally gets the blame all over again. Yet nobody ever seems TOO concerned about the prospect of a maniac on the loose.

The phrase "that's not cranberry sauce" will burn its way into your brain as you watch this ultra trashy outing. The director (John Grissmer) and screenwriter (Bruce Rubin) let you know almost right away that you're not meant to take this seriously. It's strictly a tongue in cheek affair. The script, dialogue, and performances are all appropriately ridiculous, ensuring many guffaws from the audience. The gore devised by Ed French (who also plays the small role of Bill) is so damn good that one may wonder why his name isn't brought up more often when makeup effects experts are discussed. (Among the highlights: a character hacked into two pieces.) The synthesizer score by Richard Einhorn (who also did the music for "Eyes of a Stranger" and "The Prowler") is quite fun to listen to, and may stay in your head for a while.

Lasser is a hoot as the nutty mom. Sexy Julie Gordon is pleasing to watch as the bedeviled Karen. Producer Marianne Kanter is hilariously inane as a Dr. Loomis type psychiatrist on Todds' trail, in the company of a pistol packing moron. But this is ultimately Mark Sopers' show. He plays both Terry and Todd, and is obviously having great fun whenever he's in character as Terry. Keep your eyes peeled for Ted Raimi, who has a brief bit near the beginning as a condom salesman.

This is definitely worth a look for slasher enthusiasts, with a respectable body count, lovely bursts of violence, and a delicious sense of humor.

Eight out of 10.

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.

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