Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

This Pete Walker entry entirely fails to impress, and falls into conventional Slasher tedium quickly. An aspiring actress joins a group of thespians hoping to make it big in an underground show called "The Flesh and Blood Show," but the name becomes all too literal when the curtains begin to drop for the actors one by one. Unlike the superb House of Whipcord and Frightmare, there are no interesting or captivating characters this time around, and the death scenes are pretty bloody, they just arent interesting enough to warrant the slow pace, minimal suspense, and standard plot. The theater setting does add a degree of atmosphere, with creepy mannequins and dark passageways galore. Id mark this on the Low Priorities list, but fans of English horror in the vein of the classic Hammer and Amicus films will find enough to like.

Rating: 5/10.
Gore: 6/10.



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1 comment:

  1. YOUR 100 PERCENT ON THIS ONE, IT'S A STUCK IN THE MIDDLE MOVIE FOR ME, NOT GOOD YET NOT HORRIBLE JUST WHAT IT IS.

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