Jackie Kong, director of the 1983 cult-classic THE BEING, presents BLOOD DINER, an unofficial sequel to H.G. Lewis' splatter picture BLOOD FEAST in which two brothers belonging to an ancient Lumerian cult open up a chic new diner downtown, where they serve up the locals in a variety of tasty dishes in order to prepare for a carnal blood buffet that they will use to resurrect their goddess Shitar! This zany, off-the-wall Horror Comedy has seemingly been forgotten in the two decades since its release, but its hilarious mixture of slapstick humor and comic gore makes it one of the most entertaining and under-appreciated films of its kind. Following the example set by THE TOXIC AVENGER years earlier, BLOOD DINER contains a number of outrageous deaths, including one where a bouncer has his head crushed in by a passing low-rider, and another where a woman has her head deep-fried before it is knocked off with a broom, while several other characters are impaled by stalactites, run over repeatedly, lopped in half with meat cleavers, or slaughtered in the ravenous bloodbath in the end! It manages to walk the fine line between camp and typical 80's cheese, coming out on top thanks to Kong's smart handling of the material and spirited directing, as well as the animated performances given by each of the cast members (including the tasteless humor of Uncle Anwar's disembodied brain). BLOOD DINER is an ultimate guilty pleasure, and a real treat for fans of 80's trash!
If you liked BLOOD DINER, check out:
THE TOXIC AVENGER, MOTHER'S DAY, BLOOD FEAST.