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Vestron Video Blu-Ray Review: Blood Diner

Blood Diner

Blood Diner finds a pair of cannibalistic brothers cooking up comfort food for their customers and business is booming. What their patrons do not realize is that the duo are serving up the flesh of the town’s declining population. All this in an attempt to make a blood offering to an ancient Egyptian deity. Sound weird? You have no idea.

I think it’s safe to say that Blood Diner is not for everyone. It’s a low-budget, gory, badly-acted B-movie from the late ’80s. And it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are definitely certain elements that are likely to be universally appreciated by fans of camp far and wide.

I won’t spend too much time discussing the storyline or critiquing the film because it’s really something that you must see for yourself and make up your on mind about. It’s in no way a good movie. But it does have certain aspects that make it worthy of note. And there are plenty of so-bad-it’s-good elements that will easily endear it to the right audience.

With that said, the special features are where this release really shines. The fact that this release even has a commentary track, let alone five featurettes is mind-blowing. Moreover, it also features an archival interview with one of the project consultants and a theatrical trailer, TV spots, a still gallery, and more. This is also the best transfer of this flick we will likely ever see. Previously only available as part of a combo pack or an import, having the film on Blu-ray at all is amazing but the treatment that it has been provided is pretty amazing. Even if you’re not a die-hard fan of the film, it’s almost worth picking up for the bonus content alone.

Blood Diner is currently available on Blu-Ray from Vestron Video.


Director(s): Jackie Kong
Writer(s): Michael Sonye
Stars:  Rick Burks, Carl Crew, Roger Dauer
Release: September 27, 2016
Studio/ Production Co: Vestron Video
Language: English
Length: 88 Minutes
Sub-Genre: Slasher

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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