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Sunday Viewing:: Blood Rage (1987) Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th, 2013 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s watch BLOOD RAGE! I know this movie takes place on Thanksgiving but that doesn’t mean it’s not a swell Mother’s Day movie too! I’d say BLOOD RAGE (aka NIGHTMARE AT SHADOW WOODS) is a better Mother’s Day movie than MOTHER”S DAY but then again, what isn’t? LOUISE LASSER plays Maddie, a caring mother of two twins. One of the twins is a crazy psycho and one of them is not. One Thanksgiving the nutty twin escapes from the funny farm and blood-soaked, identity mix-up hijinks ensue. BLOOD RAGE has got to be one of the funniest slasher movies I have ever seen. It just kills me. The music is out of control, there’s a ridiculous attempt at exposition using a psychiatrist’s voice-over narration, the violence is slapstick hilarious and the incredible LASSER is constantly forced to fill in the gaps in the script with lunatic ad-libbing! Frankly, it’s non-stop awesome. The strange thing is I don’t think MARK SOPER who plays twins Todd & Terry is half bad! He kinda reminds me of ALEX McARTHUR in RAMPAGE (1987)! If you really love your mother, you will force her to watch this with you and if you really love yourself, you’ll invite your evil twin along too!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    When the voice over says “Her position on another issue was also somewhat negative…” as Lasser starts screaming her head off…THAT is high comedy.

  • 2 Wednesday's ChildNo Gravatar // May 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I love this movie, and you are right, it is hilarious. Louise Lasser drunk and on the floor eating all the leftovers in front of the open fridge, the extremely cartoonish death scene of the shrink, and the moment the cute final girl realizes she’s talking to the wrong brother are all time favorite bad movie scenes for me.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Haha- I love that scene with the wrong brother! I love how she says “You oughta try it sometime-bye!” after he says he has never kissed a girl. It’s scenes like that where I think they must have known how funny it was. I also enjoy that there are a half dozen scenes of Lasser dialing wrong numbers.

    I had only seen the “Shadow Woods” DVD version before. This gorier version is so much better!

  • 4 darkkoNo Gravatar // May 14, 2013 at 5:49 am

    “This isn’t cranberry sauce!”
    Love it when he says that!

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