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Blood Relations (1988)

 -  Horror  -  July 1988 (USA)
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The members of a severely dysfunctional family get together at a snow-covered, isolated mansion in the winter. There the family members - including the father, an arrogant surgeon who may have murdered his wealthy wife - expose each others' secrets, with surprising results. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A boring mess!
20 January 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much, if anything, from this film but my interests was really peaked by it when checking out this page before I started watching. I was surprised to see so many positive comments for Blood Relations before seeing the film - and even more surprised afterwards as this is a boring mess of a movie and I'm surprised anyone could find anything good to say about it! The story is not exactly original and focuses on a dysfunctional family. We follow a young girl who comes home to her family and ends up getting mixed up in a web of murder etc. The film is quite trippy as a result of the numerous drug induced dream sequences, but it's difficult to really care about anything that goes on and that constantly hinders it. The film's one saving grace comes in the shapely form of Lydie Denier in the central role, who provides the film with some much needed eye candy. I'm guessing this is meant to be a 'serious' horror film rather than a campy one, though it's very cheap and the scares, if intended, do really miss the mark. Overall, this is not a good or memorable film and since it is quite obscure anyway, I wouldn't recommend anyone purposefully seeks it out.


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