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The Legend of Bloody Jack (2006)

A movie directed by Todd Portugal

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A bloody, axe murdering mess

  • Jun 13, 2007
This movie is a bloody mess, but not in the `good way' at least pertaining to slasher flicks. While there is buckets of red corn syrup flying around, the blood mess I am referencing is the jolting camera movements, the lose plot threads, the trite story, and the unconvincing villain.

The Legend of Bloody Jack begins when a researcher calls his long lost axe murdering relative back from the dead using the Satanic text Jack left behind. Promptly the researcher is killed and a group of young 20somethings wondering into the killing field of the forest for a summer camping trip. One by one they're picked off, in true slasher flick style. That's all pretty par for the course with these sorts of movies. However, much of this movie is subpar.

Some of my complaints are Bloody Jack himself. His costume and makeup look like they were created by rooting through an after Halloween clearance bin at the local Wal-Mart. Simply put, he's not that scary. At first, he's summoned from the dead and seems like an ominous character, but this isn't really followed up on. What we're left with is Paul Bunyan gone amok. The plot is trite, with characters appearing `just in the nick of time' and others allowing themselves to be easy pickings. I simply couldn't make myself care about any of these one dimensional characters. Worse, the quality of the film and camera angles used are jolting, raw, and hard to follow. The blood and guts are clearly fake. There is little redeeming or artistic about this movie.

I am a fan of small budget horror. I want to like horror movies made with love and talent outside the studio dragnet. There are lots out there worth watching, but this is not among them.

Not recommended to anyone unless you're related to or friends with someone who helped make it.

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October 29, 2010
nice review. :) thank you for sharing.
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review by . October 27, 2010
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      THE LEGEND OF BLOODY JACK      I honestly can say that I can't believe how bored I was with this film, I should have know really so I guess it is my fault but still I expected something much better. The Asylum is a film production company that is now infamous for its rip off films; kinda like one called "MONSTER" which is a horrible rip off of "CLOVERFIELD". Don't get it twisted this company also does original films as well …
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The only thing that saves this from being one star is that there are some decent kills and at least it is not "Monster", but then again I am not sure which one is worse.
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Studio: Asylum Home Entertainment Release Date: 02/27/2007 Run time: 85 minutes Rating: Ur
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Director: Todd Portugal
DVD Release Date: February 27, 2007
Runtime: 85 minutes
Studio: Asylum Home Entertainment

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