I have to be honest I didn't really know quite what to think when I first saw the trailer for this movie. Well, that's partially true. My immediate thought was, a horror movie done in typical slasher form. But I was hoping that there would be more to it than that. In a way I was right. There is more to it. Allow me to elaborate:
A group of strangers are randomly called upon and selected by a crazed man (Richard Tyson) to be part of a show where their only objective is to survive a big hulking killer with a mask on the loose. Only they don't know the killer is real and hell bent on slaughtering everyone he sees...And that's all. Now, here is where there is more to it than it's leading on. Out of curiosity I decided to read a some other people's reviews on it. I know, I know. I typically don't ever do something like this, but for I just wanted to know what others thought about it. And I was surprised to see a lot of negativity about it and how bad it was. The thing is, they really don't get this movie, and here's why...
I'm not sure if director Rene Perez had intended on this being a legitimately scary horror flick (boy I hope not), but I sincerely believe that the intention was to make this this a throw back to the horror exploitation flicks of the late 70's and early 80's. It had all the tell tale signs: Bad camera work and editing, cheesy/unnecessary dialogue and acting, laughable moments and one liners, unflattering sound design, and an ending that, well I won't even go into it. But it did make me laugh; I could go on but you get the point. The point I'm making is this, there is nothing wrong with a movie such as this one, if the intention was that it be a movie in which someone could stay at home with a bowl of popcorn, invite a few friends (or their significant other) over and have a few laughs. But if you're expecting this flick to be a serious slasher loaded with legitimate authentic scares, you're barking up the wrong tree. This is a movie that is in service of your entertainment.
Playing With Dolls : Bloodlust Movie Review
by Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"