Bloodlust is the 1961 thriller starring Robert Reed. A group of teenagers decide to go to an island. They meet up with Dr. Balleau, who says he’s a big game hunter. However, his wife Sandra and his friend Dean tell them that Balleau is hunting humans for sport. They plan to escape the island, but Balleau kills Sandra and Dean. He shows the group his handiwork and reveals that the boat captain, Tony, helped him. Balleau spare Jeanne and Betty, but decides to hunt down the men. As Johnny and Pete try to stay one step ahead of Balleau. The women hatch an escape of their own. Can they find a way off the island?
This is a cheesy B-movie rip off of the short story “The Most Dangerous Game.” That being said, the scriptwriter was smart enough to write in so many new elements that it has its own creative flavor. Betty turns out to be a strong woman, as she and Jeanne find a way out of Balleau’s mansion. There’s a nice twist in that the captain, Tony, turns out to be one of Balleau’s servants. There is a little bit of blood, but nothing too bad. The movie turns out to have some genuine creepiness when people get killed. It may be cheesy, but it’s entertaining. Honolulu B-movie fans should watch this movie.
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