Bloodlust! (1961)

Bloodlust! (1961)

Released: 1961
Genre: Genre, Horror, Thriller
Director: Ralph Brooke
Starring: Walter Brooke, June Kenney, Wilton Graff, ,
Run time: 68 min
IMDb: 3.5/10
Country: USA
Views: 176731


A group of teen-agers vacationing in the tropics take a boat out to a seemingly deserted island. They soon find, however, that the island is inhabited by a wealthy recluse and his staff. While their host is initially hospitable, he quickly reveals his true purpose: to hunt down and kill each of his visitors, as he has done with everyone unlucky enough to set foot on his island.
Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Bloodlust! is a remake of the superior The Most Dangerous Game (1932), or should I say one of many many many remakes.

At time of writing it has a 3.2 on IMDB, insanely low so it’s clearly an unappreciated remake. I can understand why, but not why it’s quite that low.

Telling a remixed version of the classic tale we see a group of friends stuck on an island with a madman who hunts humans for sport.

Again this is a somewhat modified version of the tale and truth be told I don’t like the changes that have been made. It’s not bad by any means, it’s just inferior, hammy and considering it’s age looks really dated.

This was filmed in 1959, released in 1961 and yet still in black and white whereas the previous remake Run for the Sun (1956) was in color.

For an enjoyable version of this classic tale, stick with the 1932 original or for a modern adaptation watch Mindhunters (2004).

The Good:

Some interesting elements

The Bad:

Looks badly dated for its age

Frustratingly annoying stereotypical non-stop screaming ladies

Certain elements are plain silly

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