Tuesday, 14 August 2012
DVD review: Blutrausch - gefangen im Haus des Grauens (2006)
Jan and Fedele are passionate anglers. Fedele have accidentally discovered a secluded pond, where they have never been before and on lovely warm day, they decide to meet up and go fishing there. On a deserted road that´s almost impassable, they leave their cars and walk the remaining distance on foot. Once both are sure to make a good catch, but then they make a gruesome discovery in the water. A human head! Back at the car they want to get help, but the engine has been manipulated, and the horror takes its course. Blutrausch - gefangen im Haus des Grauens is shot, edited, written and directed by Stefan Svahn. He also made the soundtrack and is responsible for the special fx. The acting is, as expected, pretty amateurish and barely decent. The camerawork and editing is okay. The soundtrack is pretty good. It never gets boring during the flicks 80 minute running time. It´s very gory, it´s practical make-up fx which looks good, and this flick is a delight for gorehounds. Stefan Svahn yet again impresses with his make-up fx work. Highlights consists of dismemberment by chainsaw and throatcutting...The look of the killer is effective and quite creepy although the design itself is simple. No T & A in this.
This review is based upon the region 2 DVD release from New Video Foundation, a limited release of 666 copies, my copy is numbered 301. it´s uncut and german language only.
Rating: 3½ out of 7. I enjoyed this, gory and entertaining and Stefan Svahn delievers again, for more reviews of his work check out my blog entries for The Lost Way of the Zombies (2005) and Voodoo Curse - Legbas Rache (2009).