Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys, and we’re talking about 1972’s Blood Freak and 1987’s Blood Rage.
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We start by talking about what we’ve done involving horror recently. Liam talks the films Run, and Justin talks about the films Come Play, The Vigil, and Porno.
Up first is Blood Freak. We give a brief summary of the film, and Liam realizes he may or may not have actually enjoyed this film.
Justin argues that the film is actually the kind of puritanical sex negative kind of film that slasher films are often accused of being while Liam counters that the film has no real moral compass.
We talk briefly about the background of some of the production of the film. We touch upon how a film with this silly of a premise needs to stay entertaining and there are times when it isn’t.
Up next is Blood Rage. Liam yells about the homey Josh Alvarez for borrowing his copy of the film. Justin talks about while the movie itself is quite entertaining, two of the key plot points are just rehashes of prior fims that did it better.
We briefly touch upon the films embrace of debunked and somewhat problematic Freudian talking points, but the film is too ridiculous to focus on that.
We talk about how convincing the performance of Terry/Todd is, and how the cruelty of the character Terry is very believable. We touch upon the eerily realistic nature of the performance of Terry as an actual sociopath. Justin talks about how the films ending has a natural cruelty to it that is quite effective. Some of the more brutal kills are discussed.
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