The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,606 horror articles & features | 6,949 horror movies | 1,530 horror reviews | 1,244 giveaways hosted | 220 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies Dark Lounge

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

Slot Machines Based on Classic Horror Movies 8 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'Lost Girl' Horror Mockumentary 'Winners Tape All' Arrives on Demand and on DVD this March 'Breakdown' Sets Precedence for Future British Indie Crime Films
Tis the Season for Christmas Creepiness! Sean Smith's New Horror Short 'The Gloaming' Now Available The Top 5 Monster Games You Must Play Win a Grinch Costume and Go Green With This Grinch Makeup Tutorial

WIN Frankenstein on DVD
WIN Frankenstein on DVD
Mark of the Witch DVD Giveaway
Mark of the Witch DVD Giveaway
Navy SEALS Vs Zombies DVD Giveaway
Navy SEALS Vs Zombies DVD Giveaway
WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016
WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016


Blood Beach
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Blood Beach (1981)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young."


Review by
Ryan McDonald
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 08 January 2010 My Rating: out of 5

 

People are disappearing from a Santa Monica beach, seemingly devoured by the sand...or something in it. John Saxon is the veteran local cop trying to find the culprit, with hammy Burt Young as the displaced Chicago cop attempting to conduct his own investigation, with his African-American partner (Otis Young, a long way from 'The Last Detail'). Stefan Gierasch is the resident know-it-all science guy (well, a coroner, really). David Huffman, as what surpasses here for a main character, is a Harbour Patrol guy, whose old flame returns after her mother is killed .

There was a way to make this Jeffrey Bloom horror pic work, but it goes undiscovered by anyone involved in the making of this bland film. If ever a film cried out for huge dollops of sex and violence, this was it. But there’s not much of it, and thanks to cinematographer Steve Poster, you can’t really see much else, either. Poster should’ve been fired for his lame work here, it’s far too dark and ugly-looking.

Meanwhile, someone should’ve fired Burt Young too. He does the same Uncle Paulie schtick he always does, but his clearly Noo Yawk cop (OK, so he’s meant to be from Chicago, but he sounds like a Noo Yawker to my ears) doesn’t belong here in California, neither does his insensitive schtick that stands out like a sore thumb. Actually, fire everyone in the cast, including the supremely mannered Gierasch, who makes Burt Young look subtle by comparison.

Worst of all, the film does the least interesting thing with its possibly interesting premise. A malevolent beach may be pretty silly, but at least it’s more original (and entertaining- some of the attack scenes are entertaining, often stupidly so) than what we’re eventually given.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Not an awful movie (there’s a nice scene involving a whole lot of dead bodies and severed heads), just blah in every respect, including the non-ending.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

The Babadook Movie Review

The Babadook

Creepshow 2 Movie Review

Creepshow 2

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A Movie Review

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A

Creep Movie Review

Creep

V/H/S Viral Movie Review

V/H/S Viral

Oculus Movie Review

Oculus

The Lazarus Effect Movie Review

The Lazarus Effect

From the Dark Movie Review

From the Dark

Hades (Short) Movie Review

Hades (Short)

Fear The Walking Dead (TV) Movie Review

Fear The Walking Dead (TV)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Movie Review

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Zombeavers Movie Review

Zombeavers

Sinister 2 Movie Review

Sinister 2

Infernal Movie Review

Infernal

Scream (TV) Movie Review

Scream (TV)

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Frankenstein on DVD Mark of the Witch DVD Giveaway
Navy SEALS Vs Zombies DVD Giveaway WIN Full Registration at Stoker Con 2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Derek Vasconi
Derek Vasconi









Vampires.com Werewolves.com