An old movie house plagued with a history of unexplained tragedies is reopened with bloody history repeating itselfAn old movie house plagued with a history of unexplained tragedies is reopened with bloody history repeating itselfAn old movie house plagued with a history of unexplained tragedies is reopened with bloody history repeating itself
Sure, Blood Theatre isn't high art and it's not a very good example of a slasher movie, but it still kept me entertained. I'd even be hard pressed to classify this as a slasher film even if it follows a similar structure as many others.
You see, a theatre chain has bought a dilapidated one screen movie house where a string of murders have taken place and they've decided to turn it into one of their own. They gather a group of young folks to help bring it back to life and they die one by one. Is it a mad slasher or some supernatural force? Blood Theatre never says and leaves us on one of the most anti-climactic notes in film history. The film literally freeze frames on one of the single most insignificant shots and just calls it a day. One wonders if they just ran out of money and couldn't afford to shoot a legitimate conclusion.
At least Blood Theatre can say it boasts b-movie legend Mary Woronov. At first, it seemed like she might just have a blink and you'll miss her cameo, but I was surprised to see that she was featured pretty heavily in the film all the way up until the end. She at least brings some fun, zany energy to everything.
Looking back, it might be good that I went into Blood Theatre with the lowest of expectations, because I got to watch as each one was exceeded one after the other.
- Mar 24, 2020