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05 Dec 2018, 9:35pmBlood Rage (1987)
A young boy commits an axe murder at a Drive-In theater and pins the crime on his twin brother, who went into shock at the sight of it. 10 years later, the timid Todd (who combs his hair forward) realizes he’s been duped and escapes from the asylum. Terry (who combs his hair back) takes this opportunity to brutally murder all his friends for some reason. Some laughably bad acting (in fact, the psychologist was such a bad actress, that they dubbed another actress over her to narrate what she was saying) However, this one had some ultra-graphic kills in it, and some nudity too. Louise Lasser was top billed as the mom, but spent most of the film getting drunk and arguing with a telephone operator. Look for Ted Raimi in it too, for about 10 seconds.
I watched this last night and LOVED it. Nice restoration from Arrow video. Great pulsing soundtrack. I thought Louise Lasser actually did a great job portraying a descent into maternal insanity. Really fun gore and amazing likes. THAT'S NOT CRANBERRY SAUCE. This will be a regular Thanksgiving watch for me from now on.
My Thanksgiving movies/specials watchlist (in no particular order)
1. Blood Rage (new addition)
2. Pilgrim (really darkly funny entry in Hulu's Into The Dark series, about a family that hires pilgrim reenactors to teach a lesson about gratitude and things, of course, take a bloody turn. The wife and I both enjoy this one)
3. Flesh & Blood (The other Into The Dark entry, I actually don't like this one as much and don't really revisit it, but worth mentioning)
2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (I mean, duh)
3. The Last Waltz (perfect to toss on after football is finally over and you're deep into the wine, beer and pie haze)
4. Alice's Restaurant (discussion upthread)
5. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (the weakest of the charlie brown holiday specials, but some fun scenes and of course an excellent Guaraldi score)
6. Garfield's Thanksgiving (the sneaky-best of the animated specials, very sweet and heartfelt and the catchy tunes you expect from from 80s Garfield specials)
7. The Mouse on the Mayflower (I love this animated special from Rankin/Bass even though it is objectively Not Good. Tennessee Ernie Ford sings the songs! It's super dated now. Hard to find. I think the "Rankin/Bass historian" keeps filing DMCA takedown requests when it gets loaded onto youtubeso he can keep selling his own bootleg DVDs on Etsy, lol)
8. The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't (moldy Hanna/Barbera saturday morning grade special. Fun to toss on in the background while doing house prep for the holiday or something)
9. Charlie Brown's Mayflower Voyages (an odd duck, this was part of a series that the Peanuts folk did about American history. Kinda dull. Wouldn't really include this but it always plays right after A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving these days so I just watch it after because I'm lazy)
I know there are a few other thanksgiving-set horror movies that I'd like to check out, but that's sort of what my go-to arsenal has become to date.