Bloodbath in the House of Knives
Alpha New Cinema (series)
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- Cover illustration by Devon Marks
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 26, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Lloyd Kaufman & Gabriel Lloyd|
|Directed by||Ted Moehring|
Description by OLDIES.com:
So I was delighted that Mr. Ted Moehring would elect to send me his giallo, Bloodbath in the House of Knives. Made in the isolated town of Boyertown, Pennsylvania (and surrounding environs), Bloodbath is a neat little film that shows how people with limited means can still create something to hold the attention. Using a cast of unknowns, it manages to capture the spirit of Bird With The Crystal Plumage and Suspiria.
The plot is complex: a nightclub hypnotist puts a man in a trance. Suddenly, the trancee goes on a rampage, killing a member of the audience before he is felled by a bullet from an unknown shooter. Meanwhile a sinister figure in black wearing a Greek theatrical mask is randomly killing people. And a woman named Ivy keeps getting threatening phone messages from a stalker. Are the killings related? And when is the intrepid police detective going to put it all together?
There are a number of effect-laden murders, none accomplished with CGI as well as good use of lighting, color, and a surprise ending. - Timothy Mayer
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 57 ratings.
Home-made horror films can be either a joy or a torture, and the best ones are both. BLOODBATH IN THE HOUSE OF KNIVES is one of these, a convoluted roller coaster of a film, with a lot going for it. There are some truly gruesome murders and abundant female nudity, as well as surprisingly spirited performances from a charismatic cast of non-professionals, including super-hottie Anne Reiss as our delicious heroine, and featuring Troma head honcho Lloyd Kaufman, absolutely hilarious as a wise-cracking old lawyer. The film keeps throwing you off guard with about a dozen trick endings that leave your head spinning. Film buffs will recognize knowing references to many a cult classic – at one point, the heroine even takes time out to watch MESA OF LOST WOMEN, for chrissake! The creepy misc en scene is greatly enhanced by an excellent synth score that really captures the spirit of the grindhouse giallo experience. Hell of a poster, too. Well done.
- Sales Rank: 2,243
- UPC: 089218106391
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