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I love how this movie is not only another faithful slasher flick in the vein of classic horror movies that came before, but the fact that it takes place in the 80's is another selling point, a decade in which Freddy Kreuger and Jason Voorhees grew into pop culture status. Right down to the fashion, video games, and the perfectly-quaffed mustaches and mullets, this movie is a gory love letter to horror fans everywhere. Plus, it's a nice getaway-without the campground-and it focuses on a different kind of Blood Junkie and nothing that has anything to do with Robert Pattinson. It's films like these that make you wish they were still given center stage in the marquee of your local movie theater, or something to witness while trying to cozy up with your loved one at home, while keeping the other eye on the lookout for any killer coming your way.
Now here is a film where the writer/director truly gets it. A short, to the point 80's slasher film set in the woods. It doesn't get much better than that. The great part about this film is the look and the wardrobe. I was AMAZED at the quality of production design that went into this film. For such a low budget movie there were no tell signs of a modern film. The biggest shock was that this film was actually shot on FILM! It had an incredible retro look. I could not get over how well done the cinematography and design was. It was also shot in a killer location. They scored a huge abandoned chemical factory. Great backdrop.
Another aspect that made this film strong was the two lead male characters. Most of their lines were instant quotes that my friend and I were repeating all night after watching the film, hence the beginning quote, "Junkies." They were priceless.
My only critique was the kill scenes were a little weak. It was completely forgivable because the rest of the movie was so entertaining.
Definitely pick up this film if you are an 80's horror fan. You will not be disappointed!
I won't lie...I had ZERO expectations for this flick when I grabbed it from the video store shelf. Troma and I have had a...rocky relationship....to say the least. All of my fears were quelled as soon as this gem began.
Blood Junkie is something of a diamond in the rough that is the over saturated horror genre as of late. It is refreshing to see a group of filmmakers that still remember how to make an 80's slasher flick feel. The length is kept to the bare minimum, the pacing is pitch perfect, and the production design is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Seriously, I had to double check the date on this bad boy to see when it was actually made...and this ain't my first rodeo, as they say. I also really enjoyed the locations of Blood Junkie. The woods are an 80's classic, the house interiors are decked out to 80's extremes, and the chemical testing facility...what can I say? The building used for the testing facility is a filmmakers dream. Overall, the care put into this film shows all over, and it was truly a delight to watch.
One last commentary...Craig and Teddy may be my favorite buddy duo in recent memory. Rarely do I root for the leads in horror films as of late, but these two endearing slackers won over my calloused heart. They are absolutely hilarious.
JUST WATCH IT! I'm really glad to see that the filmmakers are already putting together funding for their next project, "Billy Club"! I for one can't wait.
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I cannot understand for the life of me why anyone would think this is a good movie. Worthless, grade Z minus trash. Please do not waste your money on this.Published 13 months ago by BiggWigg
Loved this low budget gem!!! I was LMAO the entire movie...love how Troma movies take you back to that 80's feel for 90 mins! Very campy! Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by Brian Casey
This is a decent flick with gobs of 80's retro, it's not a great movie or a great slasher, but as far as Troma movies go this is definitely one of the better one's, the story moves... Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Cass G
This movie was way better, way funnier, and way weirder than I was expecting. I can't believe it was made for $6,000.Published on June 1, 2011 by Amazon Customer
The way Blood Junkie starts is one of great promise. It captures the look of old '80s horror films very well and even manages to get the pace right, which most modern slasher... Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Michael Noyes
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