Well, At Least It's Cheap!
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 11/26/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Boy Howdy! What a mixed up bunch we have here! Disc #1- Side A- BACK FROM HELL- A priest helps an old friend fight the forces of darkness. It seems that old pest satan is trying to take over the world again. Only our friendly preacher and his friend Jack stand in his way. This is terrifying, due to the fact that these two suffer from a severe, chronic case of brainlessness! This no-budget stenchfest features the worst acting I've ever seen! It's sort of like watching a home movie made by satanic 10 year olds! I really liked the purple hand coming out of the bible to grab the priest's face. Wow! It looked only mildly like rubber! Side B- PROJECT VAMPIRE- Victor escapes from Project Alpha, a plot to create an army of vampires who can withstand sunlight. He battles several bloodsuckers and must ultimately face Dr. Klaus, the head neck-chomper. Horrid acting takes away from a half decent story. Check out the bald, leather-jacketed terminator ripoff! Disc #2- Side A- THE PASSING- The weirdest sci-fi movie I've ever seen! A guy kills his girlfriends rapist (by accident, he just wanted to torture him) and ends up on death row. Meanwhile an old man and his friend decide to do themselves in. This results in a hilarious failure! Then, both the young killer and the old man end up as guinea pigs in a secret experiment. This is the best movie in this collection. It's funny, tragic, and even scary in parts. Lots of male / female nudity. Violence. Side B- BEYOND EVIL- John Saxon and Linda Day George are a married couple who move into a haunted house. The evil witch who once lived there is now trying to possess our sweet heroine. Many interlopers are dispatched in gruesome ways. Basically, 70s cheese with a schlocky crust. I enjoyed this one. All in all, BLOOD THIRST is worth the tiny price..."
Dead Skin Mask...
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 05/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Adam Rourke (Robert Winston) is a NY detective, specializing in sex crimes, who is called to the Phillipines to help solve a series of bizarre murders. Young women are being attacked, stabbed, and drained of their blood through 10cm long cuts in their forearms. Rourke goes undercover as a writer in order to get the facts. He finds a club (The Barrios) where a mysterious blonde belly-dancer (!!) named Serena becomes the center of his investigation. She's hiding some dark secret involving murder and the occult. Meanwhile, we see a strange "man" stalking more young victims. He's got a head that looks like a year old ham from the bottom of a lake. What sinister purpose is he serving? Rourke fumbles and bumbles along like a dull James Bond, cracking inane jokes, talking to (and answering) himself, and getting romantically involved with the Manillan police chief's sister. I enjoyed this one, even though the ugly ham-headed guy could have been in it more. Worth a gander..."
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"CONTENTS of BLOOD THIRST 4 Movie Pack:
BACK FROM HELL-- A priest's friend has sold his soul to Satan for Hollywood fame. The actor reneges on the deal, so now anyone who looks into his eyes wants to kill him. Has all the hallmarks of ineptitude: poor editing, lousy sound, cheap effects. The film's director appears here as an axe-wielding lunatic.
BEYOND EVIL-- Couple moves into an island mansion, where a century-old spirit possesses the wife. Atypically crummy John Saxon flick.
THE PASSING-- Two storylines that collide. An imprisoned rapist-psycho killer volunteers for scientific experiments. An elderly WWII vet end up at what he believes is a geriatric clinic where he's scheduled to exchange bodies with the executed criminal. This is one of those movies you either love or despise-- no middle ground.
PROJECT VAMPIRE-- Serum turns its recipients into bloodsuckers. Vampire scientist wants to fill the world with vampirish syncophants.
For more strange horror delights check out PRAY FOR DEATH 4 Movie Pack, also from BCI / Eclipse.
BRENTWOOD's 4-fers are nicely priced movie bundles. Video and sound quality of these digitally unrestored public domain films is generally fine. Discs are dual-side recorded.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website
(3.0) Back From Hell (1993) - Larry DuBois/Shawn Scarbrough/Don Ruen/Matt Hundley/Matt Jaissle
(2.5) Beyond Evil (1980) - John Saxon/Lynda Day George/Michael Dante/Mario Milano/Janice Lynde
(3.8) The Passing (1985) - James Carroll Plaster/Welton Benjamin Johnson/John W. Huckert Jr.
(3.4) Project Vampire (1993) - Mryon Natwick/Brian Knudson/Mary Louise Gemmil/Christopher Cho"