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Blood Song (1982)

A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.

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Alan J. Levi

Writers:

James Fargo (screenplay), Frank Avianca (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Wilkes ... Marion
Richard Jaeckel ... Frank Hauser
Antoinette Bower ... Bea
Dane Clark ... Sheriff Gibbons
Lenny Montana ... Skipper
Frankie Avalon ... Paul Foley
William Kirby Cullen William Kirby Cullen ... Joey
Noelle North Noelle North ... Kathy
Jennifer Enskat ... Judith
Christopher Scarano Christopher Scarano ... Deputy Wilkins
Victor Izay ... Doctor
David Arndt David Arndt ... First Boy
Norman Brecke Norman Brecke ... Norm
Roydon Clark ... Watchman
Candace Dickey Candace Dickey ... Betty
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Storyline

A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.

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When he whistles this tune ... The time for killing begins See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dream Slayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Coos Bay, Oregon, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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When BCI Eclipse obtained the rights to release Blood Song on DVD, they could not find any original elements or prints to transfer. This means the original elements and prints either no longer exist or are temporarily lost. BCI was then forced to use a video source to transfer instead. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Are you in here? You're not supposed to be playing that flute!
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

All In Your Mind
Music and Lyrics by Monty Turner
Performed by Lainie Kazan
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Much wasted potential
11 February 1999 | by toomuch-2See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film (1997, on T.V.) it was midnight, and I almost felt really scared the first 20 minutes of the film. It was spooky, interesting... and I think it had a well built psycho-terror atmosphere; but soon it becomes weak... Why? the plot, the music, make this film a mix of "Friday the 13th 5: A New Beginning", "Armageddon" (because of the noise, not the visual effects) and "Striptease" (without the nude scenes and the boring dialogues).

This film has other spooky scenes, sort of like "Kalifornia" meets "Friday the 13th" (the first one). And the final scene is one of my favorites.

This film would had been a very good terror (series B) flick, but it has much wasted potential. If you liked "American Gothic", I think you'll enjoy this.

Barely worth seeing.


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