Blood Tide

  • 1982
  • 1 HR 22 MIN
  • R
  • Horror

Filmed in 1980 under the title THE RED TIDE, this inept JAWS ripoff was finally released in 1982, then promptly forgotten. Gorgeous Greek locations lured several major stars to appear. Deborah Shelton is an American artist who becomes fascinated with ancient Greek rites in which young virgins were sacrificed to a sea monster. Of course, the creature--a...read more

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Filmed in 1980 under the title THE RED TIDE, this inept JAWS ripoff was finally released in 1982, then promptly forgotten. Gorgeous Greek locations lured several major stars to appear. Deborah Shelton is an American artist who becomes fascinated with ancient Greek rites in which young

virgins were sacrificed to a sea monster. Of course, the creature--a rubber monster that has been snoozing in an undersea grotto all these centuries--is awakened after American treasure hunter James Earl Jones sets off some explosions, and the grouchy ancient demon wreaks havoc on modern-day

Greece. To keep the viewer's attention, the film features lots of deaths, plenty of nubile, bikini-clad bodies, and Jones hamming it up outrageously. Jose Ferrer and Lila Kedrova, both able players, act as window dressing. Model Shelton would later be featured in Brian De Palma's BODY DOUBLE

(1984) and TV's "Dallas." An embarrassing picture for all concerned, but fun for devotees of "bad enough to be good" movies.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Filmed in 1980 under the title THE RED TIDE, this inept JAWS ripoff was finally released in 1982, then promptly forgotten. Gorgeous Greek locations lured several major stars to appear. Deborah Shelton is an American artist who becomes fascinated with ancie… (more)

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