Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos
Sometimes you watch a movie that is so off the rails, the batshit-ness gains its own power.
I *think* I basically get what occurred during Bloodbeat (aka: Blood Beat) (1983), but I am willing to hear any interpretation of events which unfold in the film.
A woman living in rural Wisconsin welcomes home her kids from college for Christmas. Her son has brought his girlfriend, unannounced. NBD, but the mom is also on the skids with her rednecky live-in boyfriend, and she's a painter and psychic. Sort of. And she gets a weird vibe from the girlfriend.
The girlfriend also hits a psychic tripwire upon arriving, so... They all go hunting. The girlfriend does not like.
A samurai ghost shows up when the girlfriend is sexually aroused. And the sister seems unable to get an outfit together that makes any sense.
Anyway - the samurai ghost kills the neighbors who try to put too many things on a waterbed.
There's a psychic battle, stock footage of nuclear blasts, and some light nudity. It all feels like a one off issue of X-Men circa 1984.
I genuinely enjoyed this thing. DIdn't know where it was going from moment to moment, and was both just confusing and concrete enough to stick with for the 90 minute runtime. Not a technical marvel, but it had a certain je ne sais quoi.