|Bleeders (1997) is a
Canadian horror suggested to me mostly because it has three actresses
showing their Canadian breasts.
warned that it was dark. That, a terrible IMDB score, and terrible
comments had me expecting to hate it. I didn't.
|Kristin Lehman showed breasts
in a sex scene with co-star Roy Dupuis, Janine Theriault is
seen dead and hanging upside down with one breast exposed, and
Gillian Ferrabee shows breasts in a sex scene before the
|| A man with a rare blood disease
and his wife come to Vancouver Island hoping to find relatives who
might be able to help explain his genetic blood disorder before it
kills him. While the film pace is leisurely, and the startle scares
could have been better directed, this is the only horror film I can
think of that had a remotely plausible explanation for the monsters,
who were mutants caused by centuries of in-breeding.
The outdoor photography was
wonderful, but the indoor scenes were dark and grainy. Rutger Hauer
plays a doctor on the island. Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Total Recall) wrote
the story. Better direction would have helped, but I found it
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. (??) As horror, it is probably D
as genre fans don't care for it, but it does have some crossover
appeal, so I give it a C.
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