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Blood Hook (1986)

R | | Comedy, Horror | April 1987 (USA)
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.

Director:

Jim Mallon (as James Mallon)

Writers:

Larry Edgerton (screenplay), John Galligan (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Jacobs ... Peter van Clease
Lisa Jane Todd ... Ann (as Lisa Todd)
Patrick Danz Patrick Danz ... Rodney
Sara Hauser Sara Hauser ... Kiersten
Christopher Whiting ... Finner
Don Winters ... Leroy Leudke
Paul Drake Paul Drake ... Wayne Duerst
Bill Lowrie ... Evelyn Duerst
Sandy Meuwissen Sandy Meuwissen ... Bev D.
Dale Dunham Dale Dunham ... Denny Dobyns
Paul Heckman ... The Sheriff
Don Cosgrove Don Cosgrove ... Roger Swain
Bonnie Lee Bonnie Lee ... Shiela Swain
Greg Nienas Greg Nienas ... Irving Swain
Julie Vortanz Julie Vortanz ... Ruth-Ann Swain
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Fishing Was Never Like This! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muskie Madness See more »

Filming Locations:

Hayward, Wisconsin, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Lisa Jane Todd was working as a waitress at a restaurant when she auditioned for the role of Ann. See more »

Goofs

When the sheriff opens his car door during the final scene of the film the reflection of a blonde crew member can be seen in the door's rear view mirror. See more »

Quotes

Kiersten: Oh sick! They hang dead fish on the wall here?
Rodney: It's taxidermy. Stuffed shit?
Finner: Take it easy Kiersten. It's just a hobby. Like your hair.
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Crazy Credits

The D in the title card "Blood Hook" rushes at the screen to fill it with blood red color; the title is the only credit that appears in color, dissolving to red as it looms on screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 16 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Rodney's Theme
Music by Thomas A. Naunas
Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
Performed by Thomas A. Naunas, Brad Wray, Kevin Murphy, Jeff Seitz, J. Whitehead
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Terror for the fresh water fishermen.
29 January 2005 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

"Blood Hook", Terror of the fresh water fishermen. It's a typical slasher movie of the 80s. A group of kids go somewhere. They meet an assortment of strange characters. One by one the characters get killed off in a bloody way. Bad acting, a poor plot, and ridiculous situations permeate this movie. All the usual stuff for a rip em up movie such as this. This blood and guts spilling movie takes place on a fresh water lake among a group of fishermen during a fishing tournament. That may be unique, I don't recall seeing a fisherman slasher movie before. Someone kills off people with a huge treble hooked lure. That's what makes this movie a little different. Fishermen might get a kick out of this one. This is something to watch with your fishing buddies after a day of fishing. Sometime when your not in the mood for a really serious movie anyway. Another thing different about this movie is that Jim Mallon directed it. This is the same Jim Mallon that directed Mystery Science Theater; a show that pokes fun at badly made movies. "Blood Hook" would be a prime candidate for that show. I saw "Blood Hook" on a DVD I rented called Troma Triple B-Header containing three movies, "Blood Hook", "Blades" and "Zombie Island Massacre". Low budget, low quality, simple stuff. I got what I expected and a few unexpected laughs to go along with it.


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