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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

The giant fishing lures that the killer uses were made of styrofoam and the hooks were nylon. 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

Ann: Why not ask yourself if you're really in touch with your feelings about this? I mean, your real feelings about killing me. Do you really feel you have to kill me? Or is it just some sort of a smokescreen for a bigger emotional problem?
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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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Diabolik (1999) 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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musky Madness!
27 May 2007 | by Bub_the_zombieSee all my reviews

Giant Musky Bait = Murder Weapon = Cheesy Fun.

This is the cheesiest of all 80's slasher attempts. It's even cheesier than Slash Dance or Killer Workout.

I put off watching the flick for years. I guess there was a reason for that. When I finally popped the tape into my ancient vcr, I giggled under my breath, but couldn't bring myself to a full laugh.

The synth score is really catchy and adds an uneasiness throughout the film, even tho you know there's absolutely nothing eerie about it.

Only die hard cheese fans will find something enjoyable about someone casting a large musky bait onto someone until they die. Very sappy.

Is it worth a watch? Hell yeah. Grab a beer, kick back, and prepare to see something like you've never before seen.


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