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Bloodletting (1997)

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A young woman, fascinated with mass murderers, tracks down the world's most famous uncaught serial killer and becomes his apprentice; together they go on a killing spree.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariauna Albright Ariauna Albright ... Serena Stalin
James L. Edwards James L. Edwards ... Butch Harlow / Walt Lipsky
Nina Angeloff Nina Angeloff ... Bobbie Jo
Randy Rupp Randy Rupp ... Rupert
Paul Morris Paul Morris ... Ward (as Paul L. Morris)
Theresa Constantine Theresa Constantine ... June (as Theresa M. Constantine)
Joseph A. Daw Joseph A. Daw ... Chris
Sasha Graham Sasha Graham ... Patti
Scooter McCrae Scooter McCrae ... Boog
Tina Krause ... Lori
David A. Levy David A. Levy ... The Jogger
Michael Raso ... Detective Orville (as Michael L. Raso)
Pete Jacelone ... Sergeant Slade
Wayne Alan Harold Wayne Alan Harold ... Beat Cop (as Wayne A. Harold)
Michael Gingold Michael Gingold ... Onlooker #1


A young woman, fascinated with mass murderers, tracks down the world's most famous uncaught serial killer and becomes his apprentice; together they go on a killing spree.

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The only thing that stands between Butch and Serena...will die.



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$10,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


Tina Krause contracted food poisoning during the shooting of this movie. See more »


In the scene where Butch shoots the baby, the bottles containing stage blood are clearly visible before exploding. See more »


Bobbie Jo: [The drunken Bobbie Jo is invited into the basement] I saw this on Springer the other day!
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No babies, fingers, digestive or reproductive organs were actually harmed during the making of this film. See more »


References Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) See more »


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A veritable smorgasbord of b-movie cameo's.
6 October 2006 | by cannibalcamSee all my reviews

A veritable smorgasbord of b-movie cameo's. You wouldn't believe what this guy pulled in for this one. Mike Gingold (Fangoria Magazine editor), Ariauna Albright the main star (WITCHHOUSE 2, URBAN LEGEND, CURSE OF THE PUPPET MASTER, and so on), James L Edwards (THER DEAD NEXT DOOR, OZONE, POLYMORPH), Sasha Graham (RAGE OF THE WEREWOLF, PSYCHO SISTERS), Tina Krause (NIKOS THE IMPALER, WITCHHOUSE 3, and so on) plus many many more directors, writers and industry people in general. I can see why also just for the fact that this is not just another typical horror film. More of a NATURAL BORN KILLERS of love and massive murder.

Ariauna and James are the leads in this exploitive little serial fest. She wants to learn the tricks of the killing trade from James and away she goes and tracks him down. "Teach me everything you know" cries Ariauna and slickly he explains the do's and don'ts of not getting caught, how blood sprays, and other finer points. A few sprees of bloodshed and she catches on. A little more than he hoped for. She gets into it on a psychotic level (like this movie isn't already eh!) and begins a careless ride of splattering proportions. He can't control her new love for the shedding and a few twists arise amongst the ultra exploitive fest. A baby is blown away with a shotgun, an excessively light bloody ass of James is nicely shot, and tons of spraying becomes immensely entertaining. A few slow spots and sometimes just plain boring dialogue conjures up a few zzzzzz's or 2 but overall, a very entertaining flick.

Well lite, flashy camera shots (I like the short better which started this off entitled I'VE KILLED BEFORE) and pretty descent acting. I wouldn't say like the quote on the box insists, "This is NATURAL BORN KILLERS done right" is accurate, but for this micro shoestring budget I was immensely enthralled with the drama styled action horror thriller.

The coolest things about Tempe Video's releases are the extras involved are usually massive, commentary, first short film which lead to this full length also with a commentary from Sub Rosa Studios Ron Bonk, deleted scene's , making of featurette with the whole cast, and trailers. For an enthusiast to tread new grounds in the indie scene, this is a must. No stupid monsters, bad acting, shitty editing, just great killer fun.

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