Cheap & Dumb(but Kind of Fun)
Gary Young | Tucson, AZ USA | 07/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having never seen the first Bloodthirst movie, I can't really comment on how part 2 measures up. This one begins with a man(presumably a survivor from the first installment) being administered to at a mental hospital. He's going on and on about the Chupacabra, a mythical creature which he insists really exists. A police detective arrives at the hospital to question the man about a missing person, but the man attacks two orderlies and escapes. Stumbling around in the dark, he soon comes upon a barn in which the Chupacabra is trapped. Stupidly thinking it is a person trapped inside, he unlocks the door and releases the beast.
From this point foward the film branches into seveal subplots. First of all, there's some shady goings on at the mental hospital. Then, we get the story of a rich cryptozoology student getting abducted by a couple of dumb kidnappers. Also, there's the police detective's search for the girl, who somehow along the way is revealed to be his daughter. Don't fear; the stories eventually tie in to each other. Plus, we are treated to an ending that neatly paves the way for part 3(be still my beating heart).
"Bloodthirst 2" is by no means a movie that is to be taken seriously. It's filled with all the amateurish acting, ridiculous dialogue, and even more absurd situations you could ask for. For instance, the abducted girl's boyfriend is one of the biggest morons I've ever seen in a movie. He conveniently put a tracking bracelet around the girl's ankle just moments before her kidnapping and didn't bother to tell this to the police until much later. Also worth looking for is a scene in which a fly repeatedly lands on an actor's face and he tries in vain to discreetly shoo it away. Hilarious! The fact that they left it in the film without reshooting the scene shows the filmmakers just didn't care. Oh, I forgot to mention the digital effects of Mr. Chupacabra. Well... they're not worth mentioning.
"Bloodthirst 2" is definitely not recommended to someone looking for a tense, edge of your seat horror movie. However, if you like to laugh at bad movies this one might just have you rolling on the floor.