Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blood Cult (1985)

How bad is it? It's a very poor amateur slasher film.
Should you see it? Not really.

Advertised as the first shot on video film made to sell directly for the video store rental market, this reportedly took 9 days to make and cost $27000. The film starts with three hatchet murders in a row, with truly atrocious acting from the victims, whose screams and writhing are amusingly bad. Then it settles down to become a film where an elderly sheriff tries to figure out who's killing sorority girls [question: why does the "campus" look like farm land?] with a Dungeons & Dragons red herring and some amulets tied to a witch coven. Eventually, assisted by his daughter and her boyfriend, he uncovers a dog-worshipping cult (of a sort) that's using human limbs as sacrifices. It's all underlit, the blood looks like tomato paste and there's way too much padding - when the sheriff eats in his car, feel free to do something else for a while.

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