Bloodmoon (1990 film)

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Bloodmoon
Bloodmoon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlec Mills
Produced byStanley O'Toole
Written byRobert Brennan
StarringLeon Lissek
Christine Amor
Ian Williams
Helen Thomson
Craig Cronin
Music byBrian May
CinematographyJohn Stokes
Edited byDavid Halliday
Production
company
Michael Fisher Productions
Village Roadshow Pictures
Distributed byRoadshow Entertainment
Release date
  • 22 March 1990 (1990-03-22) (Australia)
Running time
100 min.
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Box officeA$419,769 (Australia)[1]

Bloodmoon is a 1990 Australian slasher film directed by Alec Mills. It was featured in the documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!.

Plot[edit]

Horror about a psychopathic mass murderer takes place in an elite Catholic girls' school environment. Young couples meet in the nearby forests. One day, under dramatic circumstances, young people start to lose. Nervousness grows, all begin to control the feeling of fear that breaks out when the truth becomes more terrible than anybody waited ...

Production[edit]

It was shot on the Gold Coast.[2]

Release[edit]

In Australia, the film was released with a "fright break" towards the end where the audience had a chance to walk out and claim a refund.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMovie called it a "silly Australian slasher film".[4] Jim Schembri wrote in Cinema Papers that:

It is an unspeakably funny film, but in the saddest possible way. It is a film promoted as a horror film, and it is for anyone with any faith left in Australian mainstream film... For a film as awful, as cliche ridden, as derivative as unimaginative and as poorly made as Bloodmoon to be made in Australia in 1990 is a cause of national mourning.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria Archived 9 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine accessed 24 October 2009
  2. ^ Jim Schembri, "Bloodmoon", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p294
  3. ^ a b Jim Schembri, "Bloodmoon", Cinema Papers May 1999 p66-67
  4. ^ Firsching, Robert. "Bloodmoon (199) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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