This book includes 200 dark movies so bad they’re good. Sorted in order of preference and reviewed, each film description contains a synopsis, a list of genres it belongs to, a list of ambiances involved, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
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Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat goes in all the corners that Blood Feast, the original film, didn’t reach. It contains nudity, sexiness, a larger body count, a stronger supernatural element and intermittent humor. The characters are still unidimensional. J.P. Delahoussaye, who plays the killer, and Mark McLachlan, who plays the detective, give horrendous performances, yet we can’t look away.
It took Herschell Gordon Lewis over fifteen years to get realistic gore and the right shade of red. The camera work is still bad; subjects aren’t framed right. The cinematography is basic. The pacing is uncomfortable. The editing is clumsy. Like in the original movie, we’re not sure if we should take sides with the police or the killer. Everyone is so sleazy. The victims are disposable.
Despite all these annoyances, Blood Feast 2 is a charming production with a strong atmosphere that tries hard to make us cringe, laugh and titillates us to keep us focused. It is not necessarily better than the original movie, but it is easier to sit through. This is a film for fans of gore. It is not for the squeamish. The make-up is amazingly well done and can redeem the weaker elements.