Alan J. Levi Release date1982 WriterJames Fargo (screenplay), Frank Avianca (screenplay), Lenny Montana (screenplay), Joseph M. Shink (story), George Hart (story)
TaglineWhen he whistles this tune... The time for killing begins.
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Blood Song (also known Dream Slayer) is a 1982 American horror film directed by Robert Angus and Alan J. Levi, produced by Frank Avianca and Lenny Montana, and starring Frankie Avalon and Donna Wilkes. The film was shot in Coos Bay and Coquille, Oregon.
While not prosecuted for obscenity, the film was seized and confiscated in the UK under Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 during the video nasty panic
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Set in a small town of the Oregon Coast, a crippled young woman (Wilkes) witnesses the murder of a hospital attendant by a psychopath (Avalon) during his escape from a mental institution. The young woman, who once was given a blood transfusion from the killer, proves to be his potential next victim.
Frankie Avalon as Paul Foley
Donna Wilkes as Marion
Richard Jaeckel as Frank Hauser
Antoinette Bower as Bea
Dane Clark as Sheriff Gibbons
Lenny Montana as Skipper
William Kirby Cullen as Joey
Noelle North as Kathy
Jennifer Enskat as Judith
Christopher Scarano as Deputy Wilkins
Victor Izay as Doctor
David Arndt as First Boy
Norman Brecke as Norm
Roydon Clark as Watchman
Candace Dickey as Betty
The film was shot in 1981 in the Central Oregon Coast, including locations in Coos Bay, Coquille, and North Bend.
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Summa Vista Pictures in 1982. It was subsequently released on VHS by various companies including Coast-to-Coast Video.
The film was released on DVD by BCI Entertainment as part of their Exploitation Cinema double feature line alongside the film Mausoleum. This version is currently out of print.
AllMovie's review of the film was mixed, writing, "Blood Song is dumb fun for those in the market for such and there is perverse enjoyment in watching Avalon's inexplicable performance, but don't expect chills or logic."