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Blood Beat (1983)

R | | Horror | Video December 1988
A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

Director:

Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos (as Fabrice A. Zaphiratos)

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Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos (as Fabrice A. Zaphiratos)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Benton ... Cathy
Terry Brown ... Gary
Dana Day ... Dolly
James Fitzgibbons ... Ted
Claudia Peyton ... Sarah
Peter Spelson Peter Spelson ... Uncle Pete
Franck Miley Franck Miley ... Paul
Carol Wagner Carol Wagner ... Christie
Charlie White Charlie White ... Sheriff
Andrea Cauchon Andrea Cauchon ... Little Girl
Bill Madlener Bill Madlener ... 1st Hunter
Duane Albrecht Duane Albrecht ... 2nd Hunter
Cleatus Gouldman Cleatus Gouldman ... 3rd Hunter
Mark Johnson Mark Johnson ... 4th Hunter
Ronald Drachenberg Ronald Drachenberg ... 1st Attendant
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A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodbeat See more »

Filming Locations:

Spring Green, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Director Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos doubled the actor who jumps out of a window. Moreover, Zaphiratos also played the samurai. See more »

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Featured in Shooting 'Blood Beat' (2017) See more »

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Like Nothing You've Ever Seen
21 June 2019 | by annablair-19191See all my reviews

You could call Blood Beat a slasher film, but that would be too easy. It might have all the trappings of one (mostly one secluded location, a sword twirling villain, a decent body count), but it marches to the beat of its own wonky drummer.

I'm not saying Blood Beat is good, but nothing this unique and odd can be totally bad. I was riveted from start to finish, so it must have done something right. Mostly, I just couldn't believe my eyes. I found it all rather well shot and appealing looking and the addition of a Japanese samurai as a villain is certainly not something you see a lot of. There's also an incredibly odd sequence (in this movie? Shocker!) where a young woman's masturbation seems to beacon the killer to her location. It sorta felt like a similar moment in High Tension.

Blood Beat is a hard one to recommend, because everyone's threshold for strange, artsy trash is different, but it's worth giving a shot. You might enjoy it.


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