Those beautiful surprises that we like so much. When you are watching a
movie that has a bad title like "Blood Mania" with a director who
arrives at the last minute and you don’t have any hopes, but in
the end, you realize you're in front of a more than good "B movie".
Victoria Waterman instead doesn’t like surprises, she became
crazy when discover that her old father gives to her only the house and
nothing else. She becomes hysterical, she goes crazy and then she loses
her head because she count on that inheritance and among other things
she even killed her old and disabled father, causing a heart attack and
giving him a smile like Joker.
Well the money is important for her, but they were mostly to satisfy
her thirst of sex, the unbridled fun she shows since the early scenes.
Then she promised to pay back the debt of Dr.Craig Cooper, a doctor who
follows her father’s health who is blackmailed by a lousy figure
who manages to have sex with Cooper's busty girlfriend promising to
reset his debt. Promise not kept. Therefore, Cooper tries to convince
Victoria's sister, the blonde and innocent Gail, the one who has
inherited everything, to pay his debt. All under the suspicious eyes of
Gail’s, governess Kate and the nice nurse Turner who, thanks to
her sympathy, also receives a piece of inherit.
Well what to say? Behind this work, there is Peter Carpenter who
writes, produces, distributes and interprets Dr.Craig Cooper. We saw
him in "Vixen!" the most important moment of a short career interrupted
by death in the early seventies in mysterious circumstances. Here he
creates the first of two movies where he does everything (the other is
"Point of Terror") and claims to be inspired by Hitchcock but also
having known the cinema thanks to Meyer (all according to IMDB
sources). Which, if true, could explain the presence of sex scenes and
many tits, and the superfluous but delightful presence of Cheryl
(Cooper's girlfriend) interpreted by redhead Reagan Wilson protagonist
of some TV shows and photographic set. She is in good company because
we can say that at the female side "Blood Mania" is not bad at all
thanks to Canadian Maria De Aragon (Victoria) and Vicky Peters (Gail)
who became Playmate in 1972.
The story could be more incisive and having more thrillers moments, but
is limited to supporting the perversions and then the madness of the
protagonist and Cooper's plans.
For its genre is a really funny movie and above all it has a direction
that gives some good moments. Robert Vincent O'Neill, who came to
direct at the last minute, author of some interesting thriller / horror
(for this site we mean) has some happy intuition that raises the final
product but is often cut down by a butcher's editing.
Shot in a house owned by Bela Lugosi in the past, which must have helped the b movie result, is really a nice movie.