The Almanac of Terror 2015: 85 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Blood Rage

On Thanksgiving, a man’s evil twin goes on a killing spree.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1987
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Festivity: 
Thanksgiving
Character Focus: 
Serial Killer Film
Trickster: 
Impostor
4
All blood, no rage!
3.04
3.04
5.04
5.04
2
3
3
Effects
Photography
Photography
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving-themed horror film, or just a good old 1980s slasher, here you get both. Blood Rage is campy, gory, and fun. It has the kind of violence we would’ve had in the Friday the 13th series if it hadn’t held back and hadn’t gotten censored. Blood Rage probably went under the MPAA’s radar. On the other hand, considering it was made in 1987, it is somewhat latent.
Expect cringe-worthy dialogue from the mouths of actors who aren’t that charismatic, playing characters we couldn’t care less about. It’s strange because the few protagonists we have get plenty of exposition, and still we don’t know the first thing about them. Reactions are too often disproportionate, when they’re not downright underplayed. This never gets better.
No one knew how to light this film right, especially during interior shots, so the ambiance is pretty much nonexistent. That being said, the special effects are therefore fully shown, and they aren’t too shabby. All in all, Blood Rage is fun but disposable. It’s not subtle, it’s cookie-cutter; there’s a shitload of blood but I didn’t notice any rage.
Alternate Titles: 
Slasher
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