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Director:
Writers:
Hal Sherwood (screenplay) and
Andy Milligan (screenplay)
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A Gruesome Orgy of Human Mutilation! See more »
Plot:
Three married couples are forced to spend the night in a Victorian-era house where they start getting killed off by a deranged psycho who's bent on claiming an inheritence they are all entitled to. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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As amateurish as they come, a shocking waste of film stock! See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Veronica Radburn ... Martha
Maggie Rogers ... Hattie
Hal Borske ... Colin Trask
Anne Linden ... Vicky
Fib LaBlaque ... Rich (as Fib La Blaque)
Carol Vogel ... Liz

Richard Romanus ... Don (as Richard Romanos)
Eileen Hayes ... Veronica (as Eileen Haves)
Don Williams ... Bill
Hal Sherwood ... Pastor Walter
Neil Flanagan ... Lawyer Dobbs (as Niel Flanagan)
Ada McAllister ... Ada
Robert Adsit ... Robert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Baylor ... The Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Milligan 
 
Writing credits
Hal Sherwood (screenplay) and
Andy Milligan (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerome-Fredric .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Andy Milligan (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Milligan  (as Gerald Jackson)
 
Costume Design by
Andy Milligan  (as Raffine)
 
Makeup Department
Jerry Rome .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
James Fox .... settings
 
Sound Department
Andy Milligan .... sound (as Joi Gogan)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Yale .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andy Milligan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Raffine)
 
Other crew
Matt Baylor .... technical director
Willis Reed .... continuity
Samuel M. Sherman .... titles (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blood Orgy" - USA (reissue title)
"Blood Rites" -
"Apaisia terata..." - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Espectros" - Mexico (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
81 min | USA:72 min (DVD version)
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The opening scene of the double murder scene was the last scene to be filmed. It was shot during the spring of 1968, several months after principle filming ended as noticed by the green plants in contrast to the winter setting of the bulk of the film.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: In several of the fight scenes of the film, the crew and their cameras and sound equipment are visible. There are also moments when the director can be heard softly reminding the actors of their lines.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
As amateurish as they come, a shocking waste of film stock!, 19 October 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I saw this film purely based on the fact that it was on the DPP Video Nasty list, and while I'm glad I saw it because it's now 'another Video Nasty down' - on its own merits, Andy Milligan's film really isn't worth bothering with. There are, of course, far worse films on the infamous list; but that doesn't make the pain of viewing this one any easier. The film was obviously shot on an extremely low budget, and that has translated into the script; as Blood Rites works on an idea often seen in horror cinema, and doesn't do anything new with it. Basically, the plot centres on three couples who find themselves at a house awaiting the results of a will. It's not long before they start getting picked off...blah blah blah. For most of the film, nothing happens; and then when we finally get down to the scenes that justify the movie being banned, they're so amateurish and silly that they're impossible to take seriously on any level. It's a very good thing that this movie doesn't have a very long running time as otherwise it could have been used as a particularly nasty method of torture. It all boils down to a fittingly tedious ending, which also succeeds in being a non-event of epic proportions. Apparently, this movie is still banned here in the UK; but somehow I doubt it's because of its shock value. Basically, Blood Rites isn't worth seeing and I personally can see no reason to recommend it. Unless, of course, you've made it your business to see everything on the Video Nasty list...

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