Director: Fabrice A. Zaphiratos Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 1983 Language: Spanish
Starring: Claudia Peyton, Dana Day, Helen Benton, James Fitzgibbons, Peter Spelson
“Never underestimate the power of a phantom samurai stabbing people with his sword during the Christmas season.”
— Joseph A. Ziemba, BLEEDING SKULL!
Sarah and her boyfriend Ted have decided to spend Christmas with Ted’s mother at her home in rural Wisconsin. Upon arriving, a mysterious figure garbed in a Samurai outfit begins murdering the townsfolk, eventually setting his sights on Sarah, Ted, and his family! A co-production between France and Wisconsin, BLOOD BEAT is a supernatural slasher like no other. Director Fabrice Zaphiratos applies an arthouse aesthetic to American regional cinema stylings, resulting in a dreamy and haunting atmosphere that compliments the bloodletting and outrageous twists. Barely released on video in the U.S., this one-of-a-kind seasonal horror movie has been restored in 2K from its original 35mm negative.