Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of cult action and horror films from the 70s and 80s, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.
What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (“Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”), killer ‘80s synths, and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (TERMINATOR 2) French. Why, it’s BLOOD RAGE of course!
Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys—that is, until one of them takes an axe to the face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalised, 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!
Shot in 1983 but not released until 1987, BLOOD RAGE (re-cut and shown in theaters as NIGHTMARE AT SHADOW WOODS) is a gloriously gruesome slice of ‘80s slasher heaven. (Synopsis courtesy of Arrow Video)