“Bloodlust!” is a 1961 horror-thriller film directed by Ralph Brooke and starring Wilton Graff, June Kenney, and Robert Reed. The plot centers around a group of teenagers who go on a pleasure trip to a remote island owned by a wealthy big-game hunter, who is actually a crazed psychopath who enjoys hunting and killing human beings.
The teens are initially unaware of the hunter’s true nature, but as they explore the island, they begin to realize that they are in grave danger. They try to escape, but the hunter and his henchmen are always one step ahead of them, and soon they find themselves hunted like animals.
The film was heavily inspired by Richard Connell’s classic short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” and features a similar premise of humans being hunted for sport. “Bloodlust!” was made on a low budget and features amateurish acting and production values, but its tense and suspenseful atmosphere has earned it a small cult following among horror fans.
Ralph Brooke, Richard Connell
Wilton Graff, June Kenney, Walter Brooke