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Blood Rage (1987)

R | | Horror | 1 May 1987 (USA)
As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Director:

John Grissmer

Writer:

Bruce Rubin (as Richard Lamden)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Lasser ... Maddy
Mark Soper ... Todd / Terry
Julie Gordon ... Karen
Jayne Bentzen Jayne Bentzen ... Julie
Marianne Kanter ... Dr. Berman
James Farrell James Farrell ... Artie (as James Farrel)
Chad Montgomery Chad Montgomery ... Gregg
Lisa Randall Lisa Randall ... Andrea
William Fuller William Fuller ... Brad
Douglas Weiser Douglas Weiser ... Jackie / Radio Announcer (as Doug Weiser)
Gerry Lou Gerry Lou ... Beth
Ed French ... Bill
Dana Drescher Dana Drescher ... Little Girl
Brad Leland ... Teen Boy at Drive-In (as Brad Williams)
Rebecca Thorp Rebecca Thorp ... Teen Girl at Drive-In
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Storyline

Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalized, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing's for sure, there will be blood and rage! Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Thanksgiving, "It's not cranberry sauce." (DVD) See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slasher See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (alternate composite cut) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film debut of actor Ted Raimi who cameos early on as the kid selling condoms at the drive-in theatre. Raimi was 19 at the time. See more »

Goofs

When twins interact on the end of the movie, it's clear that they are using doubles, since they are played by the came actor. You can see that by hair change. See more »

Quotes

Todd: [Repeated Line, As 'Terry'] That's not cranberry sauce...
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Alternate Versions

Nightmare at Shadow Woods (which was also the cable television title for this film) was heavily edited, abbreviating much of the gore, but it contained a swimming pool scene not found in the 1987 VHS Blood Rage version by Prism Entertainment. The latter contains all of the gore and includes an early scene, missing from the Nightmare at Shadow Woods version, where Maddy visits Todd at the mental hospital. See more »

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Typical 1980s Horror Flick
3 February 2000 | by MooVbuff-3See all my reviews

I had completely forgotten this movie until I saw it at the local video store. I first saw this at the movie theater around Halloween 1987, and it was shown as "Nightmare At Shadow Woods." I had no idea it was aka "Blood Rage" and released in 1983. I did think the movie looked a little dated even for such as small gap between 1983 and 1987. I guess the film company wanted to bring it back under a new name to cash in better than its original release. Great gore scenes inserted between some pretty horrifying acting. A weak plot can destroy a movie, but for horror flicks it doesn't matter now does it? Recommended for those who favor more gore over suspense.


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