Only one television series has succeeded in retaining my interest over the years and Tales from the Crypt is the culprit. I have even deprived myself of some outings just to watch the show! When Demon Knight came out, I was disappointed by the utopist vision of stretching a 22 minute episode into a 90 minute film. Bordello of Blood also fails in being as effective as the television series but shines thanks to the quality of its actors, by its humor, its nudity and especially its violence.
The scenario diverges from the usual but there is a striking resemblance between the filmís driving concepts and those of From Dusk Till Dawn. We will have to get used to this formula: lots of easy to kill monsters, a master demon, an infallible magic object and lots of hemoglobin.
The crypt guardian presents this tale in the good old fashioned way and passes the torch on to Corey Feldman, who has never looked better. Because he has won the title of the child who has survived the greatest number of murderous rampages in the history of horror movies, I have always despised him. In this film however, he has aged, he is more attractive, he finally has a adapted a certain style and, thankfully, he dies!
Holy water renders the targeted vampires easier to annihilate than an army of babies. In my opinion it is for this reason that this sub-genre remains the low-end model of horror movies. A stake through the heart and decapitation are harder tasks to accomplish but they are rare in this film. Thankfully, the humor is well chosen and constant. The special effects are well used with good intentions in mind. The finale is easy and incongruous but, all things considered, Bordello of Blood remains an interesting view.