Fabrice A. Zaphiratos, USA, 1982, Vinegar Syndrome, Horror

“Never underestimate the power of a phantom samurai stabbing people with his sword during the Christmas season.”
— Joseph A. Ziemba, BLEEDING SKULL!

Sarah and her boyfriend Ted have decided to spend Christmas with Ted's mother at her home in rural Wisconsin. Upon arriving, a mysterious figure garbed in a Samurai outfit begins murdering the townsfolk, eventually setting his sights on Sarah, Ted, and his family! A co-production between France and Wisconsin, BLOOD BEAT is a supernatural slasher like no other. Director Fabrice Zaphiratos applies an arthouse aesthetic to American regional cinema stylings, resulting in a dreamy and haunting atmosphere that compliments the bloodletting and outrageous twists. Barely released on video in the U.S., this one-of-a-kind seasonal horror movie has been restored in 2K from its original 35mm negative.

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  • 86 min.
  • Color
  • 1.33:1


  • DCP