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Blood Hook (1986)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  April 1987 (USA)
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During a local fishing contest, people are being mysteriously dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook. After a sufficient number of deaths, the killer is finally revealed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Jacobs ...
Peter van Clease
Lisa Jane Todd ...
Ann (as Lisa Todd)
Patrick Danz ...
Rodney
Sara Hauser ...
Kiersten
Christopher Whiting ...
Finner
Don Winters ...
Leroy Leudke
Paul Drake ...
Wayne Duerst
Bill Lowrie ...
Evelyn Duerst
Sandy Meuwissen ...
Bev D.
Dale Dunham ...
Denny Dobyns
Paul Heckman ...
The Sheriff
Don Cosgrove ...
Roger Swain
Bonnie Lee ...
Shiela Swain
Greg Nienas ...
Irving Swain
Julie Vortanz ...
Ruth-Ann Swain
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It's time for the annual "Muskie Madness" fishing contest, and the lake is packed with hopeful fishermen. It soon becomes apparent, however, that a psychotic serial killer has also decided to join the festivities. Although the police have determined that the killer is claiming his victims by landing them with giant fishhooks, no clear suspects can be found since everyone is using the exact same hook! What is the killer's goal? And more importantly, can the murders be stopped? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Hook, line and stinker!
29 April 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

A bunch of obnoxious out-of-towners at a Wisconsin fishing competition become catch of the day when a local war-veteran with a metal plate in his cranium is sent kill crazy by the combined frequencies of bad rock music and cicadas (!?!!?!). By casting a triple-hooked doohickey (I think that's the correct fishing term) with superhuman accuracy, the maniac skilfully 'lands' each victim before stringing their corpses together, ready for grinding up to feed to his minnows.

With such a nasty method of dispatching victims, Blood Hook should be a wonderfully gory film, featuring plenty of gruesome make-up effects as the hooks tear at the victims' skin; however, the death scenes actually prove frustratingly tame, the hooks never shown puncturing the flesh, the actors simply smearing blood on their skin as they pretend (unconvincingly) to be pulled to their death. The only time we witness anything slightly graphic—the addition of a fresh corpse to the catch line—the effects are woefully unconvincing.

With such pathetic gore, plus horrible characters, terrible dialogue, only the briefest smattering of nudity, a terribly uneven tone that makes one wonder whether this is supposed to be a comedy or a horror, and an inconclusive ending in which the killer appears to escape (unless I have matters confused, which is quite possible since I was really struggling to stay awake by the end), Blood Hook is a total waste of time—much like the inexplicably popular pastime of fishing!


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