Blood Rage (1987) Review

“Not all the evil is on Elm Street…”

Synopsis: As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

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Calamity Brains:

Blood Rage would be an entirely forgettable (if WTF) ’80s slasher except for two things: the gore and the fact that it’s one of the few horror movies set on Thanksgiving. Despite some nudity and a variety of kill methods, the pacing and acting are distracting enough to keep Blood Rage from even being “so bad it’s good.” It’s a half-camp, half-serious mess of a movie.

Blood Rage uses the standard evil twin trope with some incestuous undertones thrown in for good measure. In a better movie, you might feel for some of the characters, but the story and acting just aren’t strong enough to make the audience care about character angst.

By far the best part of the movie is the gore. Practical effects are gross and fun and look pretty cool. Unfortunately, the good gore is few and far between; despite the movie’s high kill count. A fair amount of deaths involve the camera cutting away. Occasional murder tableaus later in the movie are generally lazy and only involve fake blood; they’re meant to shock and that’s all.

If you want to do a Thanksgiving marathon, we suggest a drink to help you get through Blood Rage. If it’s not Thanksgiving, there’s not really enough reason to watch this slasher.

Calamity Brains’ Rating: C
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Calamity Brains

The Codex Mortis Horror Hosts (Ludwig von Stroodle and Calamity Brains) are married and live in West Virginia. Pretty much everyone who sees their cabin agrees that it would be an ideal setting for a horror movie. Their pets include a black widow spider, a smart dog, and a stupid dog. When they aren’t watching horror movies, they can be found at whiskey festivals, Renaissance fairs, and board game nights.

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