Blood Shot


Action / Comedy / Horror


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 31,702 times
December 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM

1.44 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 36 min
P/S 5 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by NateWatchesCoolMovies 10 / 10

Completely brilliant. One for the time capsule.

Folks, this is one for the books. Ever wish there was a film made about a badass, gun slinging vampire who is secretly contracted by the President of the United States (Highlander himself, Christopher Lambert) to carry out dangerous missions and thwart evil Islamic terrorists? Well your very specific and demented wish just came true. Imagine for a moment that John Carpenter, Joe Dante and Michael Bay got hammered one night and wrote the most ridiculous script for a horror action comedy this century has seen. The resulting treatise would be Blood Shot, an absolute hoot of a flick that combines elements that wouldn't be caught dead (or undead) together in any other setting but that of the gloriously unrestricted world of the B movie. The President uses a craggy operative named Sam (ever brilliant Lance Henriksen) to brief the Vampire in question (Michael Bailey Smith) on his missions. He is to hunt down violent Islamic rebels, led by a dude called Bob. Bob is Arabic. Bob is played by Brad Dourif, who is white as a sheet, but here shows up caked in brown makeup and hollering away in the most idiotic accent I've ever heard. His casting alone is just hysterical, and should drive the social activists up the wall screaming, while the rest of us howl in with laughter. His character is called Bob because of everyone's inability to pronounce his real arabic name which is a mile long and completely nonsensical. His crew are terrorists straight from a Mel Brooks film, complete with a midget amongst them. There's also a lone hero cop (Brennan Eliott channels the hotshot, reckless law enforcers of 80's movies) hunting both the terrorists and the Vampire, getting in everyone's way and capping anything that moves. The fact that Highlander plays the President in a film about a Vampire who hunts down terrorists named Bob should be more than enough for any self respecting film fan to drop whatever they're doing and go bask in this baby's glow. Despite being a direct to video flick, it contains not a trace of the trademark ineptitude and shoddiness that you're always likely to find when exploring the genre. Campiness and lunacy, oh yes. But never mediocrity or laziness. But that's what your friendly neighborhood Nate is here for, to wade through the unwatchable sludge and mine out the priceless gems for you all to see. This one's funny, imaginative, off the wall and a pint of B positive fun.

Reviewed by Greg ([email protected]) 6 / 10

Enough Fun to Warrent a Sequel

Some of my guiltiest pleasures come in the form of horror comedies from the 1980's. Waxwork, Dead Heat, House, are just three of the many titles that I would step on and over young children just to get in front of the screen to which they were projecting. Generally, the films are not very good. But they had a playfulness to them and I will give the benefit of the doubt to the producers that they knew exactly what they intending and to what audience it was intended.

The new millennium has tried to produce some of the magic of the horror/comedy peers of yesteryear, but have been largely unsuccessful. With exceptions handed out to a small few (including the best example of late: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil) the studios try too hard to mix the different genres without just letting it flow and develop into what it might become.

The latest horror/comedy to cross our desk was Blood Shot – a film that has brought 80's horror actors Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen and Christopher Lambert together (even if none of the three share a scene). Blood Spot is a typical buddy cop film that is not your typical buddy cop film. Brennan Elliott plays Rip, a rogue cop who fights both terrorists and vampires. Bailey Smith plays a vampire – a vampire that works for the CIA (Vampire Division) under the direction of Sam (Henricksen). Rip and the Vampire are constantly at odds with each other with Rip trying everything from garlic to holy water to bring down the undead bloodsucker. But both are crusaders for good. And both find themselves having to team together to fight an evil Middle Eastern terrorist (Dourif) who is planning a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. That's the story. Long and short.

Blood Shot is based on the short film of the same name by writer/director Dietrich Johnston. Johnston gets a bigger budget (estimated at $3.5 million) for this full length feature and does the best with opportunity spinning an enjoyable tale that has a handful of good one-liners and a whole lot of fun as the story plays out.

The film never takes itself too seriously and comes very close at times to resembling a deleted scene from The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! But it manages to consistently pull itself back in from the brink of absurdity to get back to what it does best – entertain.

The story in itself is not ground breaking and painting white actors brown to look like Middle Eastern terrorists will either be offensive or hilarious depending on one's sense of humor. But the action and the relationship between the two reluctant partners is enough to keep this film afloat and amass enough appreciation to present a recommendation.

More interestingly still is where the premise can go from here. The idea of a vigilante vampire has been done before with Blade, but Blood Shot doesn't attempt for spectacular stunts and action sequences. It instead spends time on character and that makes the idea of continuing the series an interesting premise we would like to see exploited.

Reviewed by jabrbi 6 / 10

Bite Me!

OK, here's the low down: There's a cop who's personal mission is to kill/capture vampires - cos they kill humans, of course - and there's this vampire hit-man he's desperate to defeat.

There's a vampire hit-man, who works for the government as a black ops specialist.

And there's an Arabian desperate to blow up an American city with a nuke.

Of course the film turns into a buddy film of cop and vampire against the terrorists, but that misses the point of the film.

How do you kill a vampire? Bullets turn to dust, garlic just makes his clothes smell, holy water is wet, silver bullets sting - and then he beats the s*** out of you.

The humour in this film may be too dark for Americans as the some of the jokes are so dark, but if you can key into the vibe there are so many sly jokes that you'll need to watch this film twice just to catch most of them. My favourite is the running joke that every time the vampire captures a terrorist they turn to the vampire and beg, "Bite Me!" - although the scene with the body bags is a close second.

The cop isn't a good enough actor to carry the film, but thankfully the vampire steals every scene he's in. Brad Dourif as Bob the head terrorist stops just short of chewing the scenery, and is borderline racist, but that's probably better than having an Arabian actor caricature himself. (Was Alexander Siddig unavailable?) The plot is simple, linear and predictable, but that leaves you free to relish the sly humour and the great performance of Michael Bailey Smith as the vampire.

With a better actor as the cop, this film could have been another Lethal Weapon. Sadly, it never quite takes off into that league, but it's great fun to watch the vampire hold up his end of the conversation.

Read more IMDb reviews


Be the first to leave a comment