Monday, May 11, 2009

Night of Bloody Horror (1969)

2 / 5
Tagline: Keep telling yourself, it's only a picture!
Directed by: Joy N. Houck Jr.
Written by: Joy N. Houck Jr., Robert A. Weaver
Actors include: Gerard McRaney, Gaye Yellen, Michael Anthony
Genre: Horror
Length: 89 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Although it's not a very good movie it does have a few things going for it. Number one is Gerald McRaney (Major Dad) in the lead role, and with hair does he ever look different. Also the ending is a bit surprising, and I honestly think they tried to make an artistic no-budget movie (even if it didn't work most of the time). They used different techniques with the visuals to try and make it interesting I think, but it only made it strange. The story is about a guy who "isn't right" and all the women that are near him, and even the men seem to turn up dead. They try to be gruesome (in fact it's billed as the most gruesome film in it's day), but it's so cheesy effects wise that it's not frightening at all. Not a bad idea, and filled with pointless music scenes (with one of the worst drummers ever, I mean did they get Meg White?). It tries and if you are feeling patient to watch a cheapo slasher that isn't too terrible this is okay, but definitely far from great.

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