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Blood Hook (1986)

R | | Comedy, Horror | April 1987 (USA)
During a local fishing contest, people are being violently dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook.

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:

Live bait ... but not for long! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The initial script was so mammoth and elaborate that it had to be whittled down to a reasonable length in order to be made into a film. 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: Sorry Finner, not to be negative or anything, but I really can't deal with sexist music. Who is this anyway, Red Elbows?
[laughs]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Things Aren't What They Seem
(The Red Echoes Song)
Written by Thomas A. Naunas
Performed by Thomas A. Naunas, Brad Wray, Jeff Seitz, J. Whitehead, C. Denning
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Ironically, the producer of MST3000 made a pretty bad movie himself.
28 March 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

It is kind of funny that someone who would later be one of the forces behind a television show that made fun of bad movies would have one on his resume. Not that it is all bad, for a Troma movie it does have its moments. This one is not as goofy as a lot of Troma movies get, in fact it is one of the more straight horror movies I have seen from them. The only thing odd is that people are being killed with a fish hook and reeled in like fish. And no the people are not being killed by a giant fish (though that would have been rather good). This one instead is a basic slasher with the mode of death being the only real unique touch to it. Unlike newer Troma movies this one is a real movie too. They had a movie advertised on my copy of this called "Tales from the Crapper" and it basically looked like a tape of Girls Gone Wild. So this one looks great by comparison. Like a lot of slashers you don't know who the killer is and they try to fool you, but in this case once you know the killer the movie goes on a bit too long after. It runs about 10 minutes more than it should. Though this is not a cinematic classic it is not all bad especially considering it is a Troma picture.


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