Filmed in 1983 and not released until 1987, the Thanksgiving slasher Blood Rage (watch it HERE) slipped past many horror fans when it first came out. But now that it has entered the streaming age and even been presented by Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder, Blood Rage has found an appreciative audience – and we’re diving into the film with the new episode of the Real Slashers video series! You can check it out in the embed above.
Also known as Nightmare at Shadow Woods, Blood Rage was directed by John Grissmer from a screenplay by Bruce Rubin. The film has the following synopsis:
Todd and Terry are twins – blonde, cute as buttons, bright and identical in every respect, with one exception. One of them is a murderer. It all started one night at a drive-in when a teenager was slaughtered in the back seat of his car while his girlfriend watched. Todd was found guilty for the heinous crime and locked away in an asylum. Years passed and Terry lived happily with his mother, who smothered him with enough love for two sons. All was fine until one night when they received news that Todd escaped. The nightmare begins once again and out of its forbidding darkness steps a maniacal killer, raging for blood. But which brother is the killer? The truth may not be seen… until it’s too late!
Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon, and Jayne Bentzen star.
Here’s what Real Slashers is all about:
Ahhh the 80’s. A simpler time where the blood ran red, the boobies swung freely, and the weed was copiously smoked. A time where rampant killers were simply excuses for excessive sex and over the top murder. Yes, we’re looking at an era where the slasher movie ran wild over cinemas everywhere. Today, we’re looking at “Real Slashers.”
The show is Written, Narrated, and Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.
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