Friday, August 6, 2010

Night of Bloody Horror (1969)

After taking a few days off from my horror library, I figured it was time to get back to the Cult Horror Collection. With only two movies to go, I am definitely in the home stretch. The selection tonight was Night of Bloody Horror (1969), starring a young Gerald McRaney (Simon and Simon).

Plot / All signs point to a former metal patient on a killing spree while experiencing the nightmares of his brother, who was murdered 13 years ago. Yet, there are more questions than answers.

This low-budget mess does have its moments. However, for the most part those moments are few and far between and sandwiched between a ton of pointless and disjointed material. Watching it, I really felt like the whole idea was sound (true a common plot) but the direction was off. There was definitely excessive Psycho influence in this film, while not totally a bad thing it definitely came off as more of a rip-off than anything else. This is far from the worst movie I have seen, but it is also far from the best. Incoherent and slow, this is not for a casual viewer, and barely recommended to the diehard horror fan.

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