I don’t recall ever watching this before today. I seriously don’t know how this slasher got passed me at my local video store. To be honest, I don’t think I missed very much. The story is intriguing, but the execution is horrible. I didn’t care for the lead character. I didn’t care about him or why he did those terrible things.
I like the idea of one twin doing something horrendous and blaming it on their twin. The acting is very one dimensional, though. I guess it’s because the year was 1983 and the budget was abysmal. There is some gore, but not nearly enough for my liking. The original VHS artwork is not accurate. The guy uses a machete and a hammer/ax to do his bidding, not a field knife. The new artwork from Arrow is more accurate. This overlooked slasher film is currently on Shudder. Get busy watching!
3/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐
Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to the face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalized, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along?
Shot in 1983 but not released until 1987, Blood Rage is a gloriously gruesome slice of ’80s slasher heaven now restored from the original negative for its world Blu-ray debut.
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