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Blood Link

R 1985 1h 38m Horror List
Reviews 16% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
A doctor (Michael Moriarty) flies to Europe to stop his supposedly dead twin's killing spree. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member A man finds himself having visions of murders being committed that turn out to be true. His visions and investigations take him to Berlin where several revelations bring him face to face with the killer. I love ‘one good twin, one evil twin' movies. This is another example of this genre but is closer to Dead Ringers than Basket Case. I hate it when people describe movies as having a ‘dream like quality' but that description is entirely applicable here. I'm not sure if this was the intended outcome for the movie's director or if this was the result of inexperienced filmmaking but it works really well. If you like to have a few tokes whilst watching a film then that's not needed here. It's obvious that the cast and crew have done all of that for you. I'm surprised Mary Jane wasn't given her own credit to be honest. The Berlin locale works really well with moody, neon lit scenes of down town Berlin at night looking gorgeous and fitting the darkness of the film splendidly. And then theres the cast. Michael Moriarty shows his continuation of giving off-beat performances to bring to life off-beat characters after his surreal role in the brilliant Q. He's just as idiosyncratic in Blood Link as he was in Larry Cohen's cultfest and is a major part of why this film is so likeable and watchable. We also get Cameron ‘Toolbox Murders' Mitchell as an ageing wrestler who is also fantastic. We also get an Ennio Morricone score (quite surprisingly). File this movie under ‘Oddity'. Not a cult classic but well worth seeing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Michael Moriarty has to stop his twin brother from murdering women. I've seen worse. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Two Moriarty for the price of one--Well made and worthwhile psychological thriller!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A doctor has visions of his brother's murders after he gives himself an experimental treatment combining acupuncture and shock therapy. Decent but not the calibre of another siamese twin film, Basketcase. Ennio Morricone delivers a fine score. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Blood Link is a pretty good spin on the horror twin concept. I would slat this between Dead Ringers (which it is much less) but above Raising Cain (which it is so much more). Michael Moriarty does a fine job in double roles able to carry & shine through some of the scripts more glaring weaknesses. As Craig Mannings he is a bit bewildered & a touch lost but as Keith Mannings he's able to give a menacing performance (w/out going over the top) of a killer who is actually very frail & lonely @ his core. His rape scene w/ Penelope Milford could have played as pure exploitation but in turn generates some pathos that you actually can find a bit of a connection w/. All in all this could have been a bit better if the writing was a little tighter but for what it actually is was a bit of a surprise Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member What's better than a movie with Michael Moriarty playing a character? A movie with Michael Moriarty playing two characters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A doctor (Michael Moriarty) flies to Europe to stop his supposedly dead twin's killing spree.
Director
Alberto de Martino
Rating
R
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 38m