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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:

Blood Sports of the Human Kind See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The community of Hayward, Wisconsin, where this film is set, actually does exist. The giant fiberglass muskie featured in this film is a local landmark. 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

Rodney: God, you know, this is the life up here. I really feel like I fit in up here.
Wayne Duerst: You come up from the city... the acid rain is killing our lakes! It will kill us too!
Rodney: Ok man, that's crystal cool...
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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 »


Soundtracks

Muskie Reggae
Written by Thomas A. Naunas
Performed by Thomas A. Naunas, Brad Wray, Jeff Seitz, J. Whitehead
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This is a REEL Stinker Thanks to a Bad CAST
23 February 2018 | by ceejayredSee all my reviews

BLOOD HOOK starts off ultra-silly, as people disappear thanks to a killer with a nasty fishing lure. It's quite a ridiculous premise, but then you see that it's a Troma release and it all makes sense. Not the plot, mind you...just the company behind it all.

With a ludicrously over-the-top plot with bad acting, dialogue strewn with fish humor, BLOOD HOOK begins in a boring and clumsy manner, manages to become somewhat watchable before quickly fizzling at the end. The killer has a creative, albeit silly, reason for murdering, so some points given there.

This is not an atmospheric horror. It's a comedy with horror trappings. So proceed with caution.


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