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Blood Mania (1970)

R | | Horror | 28 October 1970 (USA)
A sex-crazed nympho helps speed along her father's death so she can use the inheritance to help out her depraved boyfriend.

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Robert Vincent O'Neill (as Robert O'Neil)

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Peter Carpenter (story), Tony Crechales (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Peter Carpenter ... Dr. Craig Cooper
Maria De Aragon Maria De Aragon ... Victoria Waterman
Vicki Peters Vicki Peters ... Gail Waterman
Reagan Wilson Reagan Wilson ... Cheryl
Jacqueline Dalya ... Kate
Leslie Simms ... Nurse Turner
Eric Allison Eric Allison ... Ridgeley Waterman
Arell Blanton Arell Blanton ... Blackmailer
Alex Rocco ... Lawyer
Reid Smith ... Pool Boy (as Reid 'Chip' Smith)
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A sex-crazed nympho helps speed along her father's death so she can use the inheritance to help out her depraved boyfriend.

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Language:

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Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Leslie Simms was hired for three days for all the scenes with her nurse character that were specifically shot for the alternate TV version. See more »

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The TV version features a subplot involving the character of Nurse Turner, who's revealed to be in cahoots with the blackmailer. Moreover, Dr. Craig Cooper buries a body at the beach in the TV version. See more »

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Referenced in The Killing of America (1981) See more »

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Crown International's crowning achievement?
10 June 2003 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

Whenever I think of legendary grade z studio Crown International, the first movie that pops in my head is BLOOD MANIA. I love Crown International's movies. There something about movies from that "studio" that I just can't help but love or appreciate. And BLOOD MANIA is probably its crowning (pun intended) achievement. Sleazy, cheap, obscure, with dream-like pacing and direction, BLOOD MANIA is almost one of kind in its wonky way of telling a story about sex, greed and murder. BLOOD MANIA is a soap opera but with a sleazy and lurid twist. BM is low key from beginning to end and never goes overboard with the sex, gore or violence, which is why maybe some don't like it. It's lurid enough to turn off the casual viewers but it's not lurid enough for fans of exploitation or gory enough for gorehounds. But I like this approach. The way I see it, the makers of this movie were probably inspired by the soap operas made in those days (EDGE OF NIGHT, for example) but wanted the film to be a notch higher on the sex and violent factors (but it's not high enough to what we've become accustomed to these days on TV or films).

The film spends a bit too much time on the plain looking nurse, mainly because her character doesn't go anywhere, but I like the mostly good looking cast. The scene where the blackmailer talks endlessly to the nurse is one weird moment captured on film. The way he talks and the dialogue he says, and they way the scene is shot, is oddly fascinating. And the ending is effective, even if it might be a little too late for most viewers.

I like BLOOD MANIA. I'll always look at it as one of Crown International's "best" films.

PS, make sure to check out POINT OF TERROR, another trash classic from Crown International Pictures and Peter Carpenter.


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