Starring: Kenny Everett, Pamela Stephenson, Vincent Price
Director: Ray Cameron
Running Time: 88 mins
Bloodbath At The House Of Death is a British film about a group of scientists who congregate at a house with recorded supernatural activity, but soon find themselves surrounded on all sides by dark forces.
A deliriously silly spoof from start to finish, I had a lot of fun with Bloodbath At The House Of Death. Though not exactly on the unstoppably hilarious level of classics like Airplane!, this movie is full of laughs from start to finish.
Let’s start off with just that, as Bloodbath At The House Of Death really delivers when it comes to crazy horror parody. Neglecting to go full Carry On Screaming, the film has a bit of fun with setting up its haunted house premise, and then gradually gets sillier and sillier as things go on.
From clever one-liners to hidden gags and a collection of brilliantly funny performances, there are laughs everywhere to be seen in this movie, and such is its boundless capacity for parody that every horror trope is up for spoof at some point.
Even The Rocky Horror Picture Show falls into the sightlines of this fantastic farce, with a seemingly endless barrage of hilarity coming as the fast-paced story continues to take increasingly manic directions.
It might all seem entirely non-sensical, but such is the film’s energy, along with the likability of leads like Kenny Everett and Pamela Stephenson, that there’s barely a dull moment to be had with Bloodbath At The House Of Death. It may not exactly have any slam-dunk memorable quotes that will stand the test of time, but it’s a heap of fun while you’re watching it, and that’s why I’m giving it a 7.7 overall.