Very Bad Good Things: Blood Hook (1986)

So I’m sitting down and eating some Gorton’s battered fish the other night, and it got me to thinking about I Know What You Did Last Summer.  And then that got me to thinking about what a terrible villain Benjamin Willis was.  And then THAT got me thinking about the 1986 horror/comedy Blood Hook, and how the killer in that movie is the real #1 ‘killer fisherman’ character of all time!  Well, the competition isn’t really steep – given there aren’t many killer fishermen in horror movies.  Pretty much just him and Benjamin.  But let’s take a peek at Blood Hook!

Sounds like George Takei might have been doing some voiceover work back then.  But anyway, that there was the original trailer for Blood Hook – and it was around this time that Troma picked it up for distribution.  Sadly and surprisingly, a lot of the gore was cut and therein lied most of the fun with this movie.

But, have no fear!  Vinegar Syndrome re-released it a few years ago in all of its original gory giant fishhook glory!  You can find a copy HERE or if you want to find a copy with the limited slipcover, then good luck hunting it down on eBay.  Give it a watch though – it will definitely have you ‘reeling’.  Ugh, that was bad.  My apologies.  It’s not like I’m on here ‘fishing’ for compliments for my bad humor and puns.  Ok, I’m done.

Fin.

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