Title: Blood and Sex Nightmare

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Year: 2008

Genre: Horror / Sexploitation

Language: English

Runtime: 60 min

Director: Joseph R. Kolbek

Writer: Joseph R. Kolbek

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1237863/

Amy and Nick are a young couple who haven't been able to compensate their relationship due to Amy's inability to be intimate because of something from her past. They decide to go to an adult-camp retreat in the mountains where the scheduled events are sex, sex, and sex. Unbeknownst to most of the camp attendees, the camp is home to where a serial rapist and murder hung himself 40 years ago and his spirit still haunts the place.

Our thoughts:
Don't you just love it when a movie title gets straight to the point? I decided to give "Blood and Sex Nightmare" a spin since just about everywhere I went to read up on the movie said, "It lives up to its title." Which naturally had its appeal, I mean, I like blood, I like sex. So you've got a movie with both of those things and it's in the title too? Count me in. While I will agree, the movie's title doesn't lie about the content, unfortunately, all the gratuitous amounts of nudity and blood still can't cover up the fact "Blood and Sex Nightmare" is a bad movie.

I'm sure everyone is quite shocked to read that it's a bad movie. Of course I'm not gullible enough to think I was going to be getting a good movie before I started watching it. Not at all, but I did think I was going to get something better than what I actually got. Even though with a movie like this it really doesn't matter, but the storyline and acting in "Blood and Sex Nightmare" is the worst part of the movie. To cover the sex part of the movie; the story revolves around a couple that heads to an adult retreat in the mountains where they hope to finally have sex, since everyone around them is. The blood part is covered by the fact that this adult sex camp has a shady past with an evil malevolent spirit that haunts the place, and our female lead character happens to have strong ties with the after-life and this evil spirit plans to take advantage of it. What a coincidence. So the guests at this camp are all having sex, constantly, and the evil zombie-ish like spirit goes through and kills everyone. Ridiculous and stupid? Absolutely, but then again, "Blood and Sex Nightmare" isn't really going for a compelling story.

Instead it goes for the sex and blood, but truth be told, even that's not that good. Sure the sex, nudity and sleaze part works, but even the most inept director would have a hard time screwing that up. Plenty of topless and bottomless action going on, the movie isn't even afraid to get up close and go a bit beyond softcore with shots of some of the girl’s pussies. So for that, I tip my hat to Kolbek for willing to go further than most other trash titles, but that is as far as it goes. In comparison to a movie like "Gutterballs", it falls short and is less than impressive. The blood and gore on the other hand...is even less impressive than the sex and nudity. Now I'm not so egotistical that I think I know or have seen more horror movies than other people, but for the life of me, I cannot understand why people sell movies that have off screen kills and splash characters with blood as beinggory or bloody. About the only scene worth a damn involves a man being castrated and then has his severed penis stuffed down the throat of his girlfriend by the zombie-spirit. It is actually willing to show this sequence of events without cutting away and it was well done. Since it happens in the beginning of the movie, it gives you this false pretence of thinking all the other scenes will be just as good or better than that. Too bad it all goes down hill from there, as the movie often slams the scenes with quick-cuts so you don't quite get to see what it is that's going on. Or it just doesn't show you at all and only shows you the dead bodies, as if that is some how ok in a mindless exploitation movie.

All in all, when I first was reading about this movie, the only thing I was expecting to get was sleaze and blood. In a sense I did get that, but the fact remains the two elements that are suppose to help sell this movie and make it watchable fall short of being anything worth while or even to serve as entertaining trash. As just about everyone who has seen the movie says, "It is what it is." And what is, is a worthless movie that wasn't even able to pull off the sex and blood angle to make it's short runtime of 60 minutes seem reasonable. The only thing worse than the movie itself, are the nauseating comparisons that everyone makes between "Blood and Sex Nightmare" and Grindhouse cinema. Do yourself a favor, if you want to watch a movie with blood and sex, then watch a real Grindhouse film, not some limp modern day title that's trying to be in the vein of such movies.

Positive things:
- It at least does have some decent nudity.
- The castration/dick-choking was pulled off well in comparison to everything else in the movie.
- The scene of the zombie jerking off and cumming blood all over Julia Morizawa was rather amusing.
- The movie does have some great cover art.
Negative things:
- Even as a mindless trash movie, it still sucked.
- The lighthearted jab and self-referencing of the audience members who watch these types of movies was pretty lame.
- Having the death scenes happen off camera and splashing the walls with blood, doesn't constitute as a gory or even a bloody movie to me.

Gore: 2.5/5
Nudity: 3/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 1/5

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