Blood Harvest

1987

Horror

4
IMDb Rating 4.5 10 1130

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Tiny Tim as Mervo
Peter Krause as Boyfriend
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1 hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Woodyanders 8 / 10

Tiny Tim elevates this sleazy slasher

Jill (a solid and appealing portrayal by the fetching Itonia Salchek) returns to her small country town only to receive a hostile reception from the unfriendly locals. Pretty soon anyone close to Jill winds up meeting a gruesome untimely end.

Director Bill Rebane relates the engrossingly twisted story at a steady pace, ably crafts a creepy and seedy rural atmosphere, and delivers a pleasing plenitude of grisly'n'grotty gore and some especially tasty gratuitous female nudity courtesy of the luscious Miss Salchek. Moreover, this film gets a huge boast of energy from the always welcome presence of legendary eccentric novelty singer Tiny Tim, who delivers a delightfully idiosyncratic performance as merry weirdo Marvelous Mervo: Sporting grotesque clown make-up and wearing baggy clothes, Tiny Tim keeps popping up at the most inopportune moments and even sings the ending credits song in his trademark warbly falsetto. Dean West has a ball as the smitten, but unhinged Gary while Frank Benson lends amusing support as the laid-back sheriff. Worth a watch for Tiny Tim alone.

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 5 / 10

Tiny Tim in clown make-up: the stuff of nightmares.

'60s ukulele-playing pop-star Tiny Tim's contributions to horror: that disturbing 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips' song featured in Insidious (2010) to great effect, and this late '80s slasher, in which the falsetto singer dons clown make-up and garb to play Mervo, a crazy weirdo who may or may not be a psycho killer.

The film begins with beauty Jill (Itonia Salchek) returning to her hometown to visit her parents, who have been harangued by the locals on account of her father working at the bank that is overseeing the foreclosure of several farmsteads. When she gets home, Jill's parents are nowhere to be found and the walls are daubed with threatening graffiti; the local sheriff does little to investigate. Old childhood friend Gary (Dean West) tries to calm Jill's nerves, but she feels increasingly uneasy, especially with Gary's oddball brother Mervo hanging around and snooping on her. To make matters worse, other people in Jill's life start to disappear, including her boyfriend Scott (Peter Krause) and best friend Sarah. Is Mervo responsible?

Wisconsin-based horror auteur Bill Rebane fails to keep up the brisk pace necessary for such nonsense, and some stretches are duller than watching wheat grow, but he knows well enough to include plenty of nudity courtesy of sexy Salchek, and some decent gore to keep viewers watching, the blood-letting including some convincing throat slashings (the effects far better than I expected). Rebane also makes the most of Tiny Tim, who proves effectively unsettling throughout, singing a few creepy ditties and generally acting convincingly deranged.

It's far from a top-tier '80s slasher (but then few late'-80s slashers are), but there's just about enough fun to be had to make it of interest to fans of the genre. 5/10.

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 7 / 10

You've never seen a movie like this.

Herbert Buckingham Khaury was better known as Tiny Tim. To most of the general public, he's been forgotten. But at one point, he was the hottest celebrity in the country.

He started his stage career under a series of names like Texarkana Tex, Judas K. Foxglove, Vernon Castle and Emmett Swink, growing out his hair and wearing pale face paint. His mother thought he was insane and nearly committed him Bellevue Hospital.

He persevered, becoming Larry Love, the Singing Canary at the also now forgotten Hubert's Museum and Live Flea Circus in New York City's Times Square. He was soon playing six nights a week throughout Greenwich Village as Darry Dover and finally settled on the stage name Sir Timothy Timms.

After an appearance in Jack Smith's Normal Love and on the ultra hip show Laugh-In (by his third appearance he would arrive and depart surrounded by a procession of hangers-on), Tim began making appearances on The Tonight Show. On December 17, 1969, he married his first wife Miss Vicki on a set decorated with 10,000 tulips from Holland, with 40 million people as guests watching on television. This event was second to only the moon landing when it comes to TV ratings in the 1960's.

So what was it that made the public fall in love with a strange man who sang old standards with a high falsetto while playing a ukelele? Maybe he just hit the pop conscious at the right time, seemingly aware and unaware of the joke.

The only movie that Tiny Tim ever starred in was 1987's Blood Harvest. To say that this is an incredibly odd film should surprise no one.

Jill Robinson, returns to her peaceful hometown to discover her childhood home defaced, her parents missing and every single person hating her father, whose bank has foreclosed on all of their farms. Only one man -- Marvelous Mervo the Clown (yes, Tiny Tim) -- is happy to see her. Almost too happy.

Why is Mervo a clown all the time? Why does his clown suit have a plaid dress shirt as part of it? Why do people allow this to happen?

Mervo's brother tries to win back Jennifer as everyone around her is killed in the barn, turned upside down and allowed to bleed out like animals. Who is the man with the stocking on his head, killing everyone? I mean, this movie starts out with a silly clown and ends up as brutal and demented as any giallo, including a scene where someone who we believe could be the hero gets fully naked and just stares at the final girl while she sleeps. There's also way more nudity than you'd expect. And this is a slasher. So you expect plenty.

Unlike most slashers, this movie feels like real maniacs made it. It feels you're a voyeur even watching it. And having Tiny Tim comment on the action by having scenes where he tearfully sings songs that seem to comment on the action only push this further into true art. Why is this movie not more celebrated? Where is the high end blu ray re-release?

Keep in mind that this isn't post-modern goofiness or Troma look how silly this all is strangeness. This movie is the kind of strange that makes you wonder if people were really murdered as it was created. That's high praise.

How did Tiny Tim get into this? Well, at a personal appearance at a beer carnival in Lincoln County, Wisconsin, he met local filmmaker Bill Rebane. Rebane had an idea for a film, wanted to know if Tim wanted to be in it and that's how this got made.

Rebane was also responsible for films like Monster a Go-Go, The Giant Spider Invasion, The Alpha Incident and The Demons of Ludlow. All of those films are strange and worth exploring, but they can't hold a candle to the pure bonkers nature of this one.

Sadly, Tiny Tim would have a heart attack on stage while performing his most famous song, "Tiptoe Through the Tulips." Today, people know it as the scary song from Insidious. But once, it meant so much more.

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