Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »
An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalized, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing's for sure, there will be blood and rage! Written by
Initially released to theaters as "Blood Rage" in March 1987, by May the title was changed to "Nightmare at Shadow Woods" for further regions. See more »
When the doctor first shows up at the Simmons' apartment, her assistant is shown holding a long-barreled gun. A few minutes later he gives the gun to the doctor. Later in the movie, the gun is taken from the doctor, but it is now a short-barreled gun. See more »
An entertainingly gory, yet unheralded 80's slasher
Two ten year old twins sneak away from their parents at a drive-in. One of the boys viciously slaughters a man and blames the other for the crime. The latter is sent to a facility for the criminally insane and ten years later he escapes and returns to the family fold while the evil twin sees this as an ideal opportunity to begin a mass killing spree.
Blood Rage is one from the vast selection of slasher movies that came out in the golden period of the genre, the 80's. I was pretty surprised to learn that it was made in 1983 but actually sat on the shelf for four years before being released in '87. My surprise comes from the fact that I have seen a few slasher movies from this time-period and this to me was definitely one of the better ones! So lord only knows why it was deemed unreleasable until the late 80's, when the slasher craze had begun to wane. Anyhow, for what it's worth, this one was somewhat entertaining and I was never truthfully bored. It has a typical dumb story-line naturally but what can really be expected? More to the point it contains quite a commendably copious amount of OTT violence, including bloody slashings, a woman cut in half, someone getting a fork in the neck, while we also have hands and heads being lopped off. So, points allocated for effort I would say. It's also probably worth acknowledging too that Mark Soper does pretty well with the dual role of the weak and crazy twin brothers, I mean we're not talking Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers (1988) levels of thespian emoting but he did well enough with what he was given I thought. All-in-all, this is not a bad effort at all for this kind of thing.
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