Distributor: American Genre Film Archive and Arrow Films
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Director: John Grissmer
Starring: Louise Lasser
1987, USA, 82 minutes, Digital, R
Blood Rage combines Thanksgiving, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman star Louise Lasser, killer synths and some of the most gruesome SFX in all of slasherdom. You’re welcome!
Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys — until one of them takes an axe to the face of a fellow drive-in patron. Todd’s blamed and institutionalized, whilst Terry goes free. Ten years later, as the family gathers for the holidaze, news comes that Todd’s escaped… but has the real killer been in their midst all along?! One thing’s for sure: this Thanksgiving, there will be blood and rage.
“They don’t make ’em like this any more, but more surprisingly, it’s difficult to believe that they ever did.”
— Christopher Machell, CineVue
“Blood Rage epitomizes the slasher film’s sense of transgression, both in terms of bodily awareness and genre play.”
— Clayton Dillard, Slant
— no one, the 1987 VHS cover