Herschell Gordon Lewis' BloodMania


Comedy / Horror

IMDb Rating 4 10 86


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Genoveva Rossi as Razor Lady
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875.77 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
96 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
96 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by aftermoviediner 8 / 10 / 10

A fantastically fitting and grungy send off for the Godfather of Gore

Herschell Gordon Lewis is a name that should be far more familiar to horror and film fans than it is, he basically invented gore and splatter films. His films were also always laced with a sense of humour and, in particular, satire. In BloodMania, his last directorial effort before his untimely and sad death, he plays host to four short tales of the comically macabre and diabolically bloody. He also directs two segments and writes one. I am very happy to report that for a low budget, independent anthology film, BloodMania is a sheer delight. Gorehounds will love it, horror fans will love it, HGL fans will love it and indie movie fans will love it. Hopefully a few curious viewers will stumble upon this and love it too!! It has all the bloodletting, humour, horror, scares, weirdness, monsters and maniacs you could want, plus, of course, PUNS galore! It's also tightly directed, with fantastic "have to be seen to be believed" effects, a strong, enjoyable cast and a couple of rocking tunes! It is a fantastically fitting send off for the Godfather of Gore and one that cements his legacy as a joyous jester of the jugular and the ballsy baron of blood that films so sadly lack these days. We needed Herschell and him, along with his wonderful cast and crew, delivered with the awesome BloodMania!

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 2 / 10 / 10

Passable nonsense for gorehounds.

Infamous splatter pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis acts as host for this low-budget horror anthology that also sees the 'godfather of gore' directing two out of the four segments. The first story, Gory Story, is directed by Lewis, and is absolute garbage: it follows a man who is possessed by the hook he has instead of a hand, and clumsily mixes comedy and gore as the weirdo injures his leg, pokes out his eye and gets run over by a steamroller and hit by a car. The bloodletting is fine (the mangled corpse is cool) but this episode as a whole rivals Troma at its very worst. Next up is Attack of Conscience, directed by Melanie Reinboldt, which ups the ante on the first tale in terms of gore with a body falling from a height onto concrete (resulting in a very messy splat), a crucifixion, and a spurting neck wound! The somewhat confusing plot involves a pregnant woman who discovers that her lover is already married, takes revenge, gets shot, and spends the next decade in a coma dreaming that she is being killed in a variety of ways. Herschell takes the directing reins again for the third segment, The Night Hag, which focuses less on the gore and more on creepy atmosphere (having said that, there is a splattery decapitation at the start). The story sees a family move into a new home only to find that a supernatural hag lives in the walls and likes to eat people's hair (removing their scalp to do so!). It's not a bad attempt by Lewis to do something a little different, although the comical ending in which the family are shown completely bald undoes some of the good work. The final episode is GOREgeous, from director Kevin Littlelight, and ends things on a very messy note. Stuart Bentley plays Gordo, manager of an all-girl rock band, who loses the plot and goes on a murderous rampage when he is fired. The focus is on nudity and blood, the girls in the band missing no opportunity to get naked before being carved up by Gordo. The impressive effects include a great throat slashing, and a juicy scissors in the back/disembowellment (which make up for the awful 'running machine chase scene' gag). As is often the case with anthologies, this is a mixed bag, ranging from the bearable to the atrocious, but with enough blood and guts to satisfy most fans of Lewis (who, let's face it, probably aren't expecting a masterpiece). 4.5/10, rounded up to 5 in the memory of HGL.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 2 / 10 / 10

Disappointing swansong

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS' BLOOD MANIA is the final feature in the long-running career of the cult director, best known under his moniker the Godfather of Gore. He made three latter-day gore flicks in the 21st century, but as with the recent work of Ted V. Mikels, they're pretty much buried under a wave of similar indie productions which leaves his '60s legacy as the work he'll be best known for. This film is in particular a disappoint, a horror anthology featuring a quartet of short horror pieces linked by Lewis himself presenting in front of a bad green screen. The first story has a hook hand running amok and causing violence; the second is a small-time romance, the third a family drama, and the last a more arresting story of a psychopath attacking a group of strippers. There's some minor nudity and a little cheap gore FX but otherwise this is surprisingly tame and looks very cheap and lame in comparison to the director's earlier work. RIP, Herschell.

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