Bloodlust (1959)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Release Date - Sep 13, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Richard Connell's story The Most Dangerous Game has offered a big, fat target for dull low-budget thrillers since the dawn of movie-making itself, and this is truly one of the dullest. The first (and apparently the last) directorial effort from Ralph Brooke was saved from cinematic obscurity only through its movie-trivia value, thanks to the presence of Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed as the thick, hunky non-hero in upsettingly-tight clothing. There is little variation on the timeworn theme of a wealthy madman (Wilton Graff) hunting shipwreck survivors for sport -- perhaps aside from this villain's tendency to store his human trophies in cleverly-designed, glass-walled dioramas which presaged the popular horror model kits of the 1960's.

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corpse, death, doctor/nurse, evil, island, killing, mad-scientist, prey, rampage, tank [vehicle], technology, victim