Bloodbeat (1985)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This funky blend of haunted-house and slasher subgenres plays like a poor man's The House Where Evil Dwells, albeit without Susan George to keep things interesting. The story takes place at a Christmas gathering for a family of weird, annoying people -- two of which are gifted with psychic powers.. sort of. The festivities are disrupted when a spectral samurai warrior makes his presence known, stalking the family with his scintillating sword. Those wondering why the heck a Japanese ghost would be interested in haunting a rural family abode may not be totally satisfied with the answers provided, but there is at least some attempt at explanation (clue: the ghost and the psychic daughter have something in common). An eerie atmosphere permeates and enhances this shoestring effort, particularly through the clever use of music and sound effects.

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Christmas, holiday

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Low Production Values