Adamson exploits Spectrum X
, 16 Dec 2005
Al Adamson is one of those 70s directors like Ted V Mikels who obviously enjoyed making movies, the problem was the audiences didn't always share the same feelings. Horror of the Blood Monsters is trashy but not awful. It starts out in a typical 70s Dracula fashion (see also Adamson's Dracula vs Frankenstein), but then transcends into a sci-fi film whose saving grace is the acting talent of John Carradine (father of David & Keith). We then meet prehistorics, one half being human(ish) the other are Vampiric. With the help of guns, a googlefish device, and the locals they are able to save the race. Along the way they meet giant lobsters, bats etc, scenes from previous movies i.e. 1 million years BC, and are all conquering. The film is trash but highly entertaining (if at times very random). For more fun exploitation from Al Adamson i highly recommend Black Samurai (starring Enter the Dragon's Jim Kelly) and Dynamite Brothers (The defiant Ones meets Rush Hour)
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