Any time a movie has religious overtones, it worries me. Religious themes are difficult at best and, can backfire on your quickly. That seems to be the case with Blood Jungle!
When it dropped into my inbox, I was pretty excited, I’m a big fan of Cannibal Holocaust and the box seems like it might have that kind of vibe…but those illusions quickly faded! The story here is about a church singer who’s become disillusioned, then he’s befriended by an ex-vicar who’s been beheaded…and got his head back! And soon, the Pope appears on the island and things get weirder…if that’s possible. And, for good measure, there’s a head on a box that’s moved around from room to room, and is apparently part of the church somehow…it’s all very confusing!
The problem I really had with Blood Jungle is that I just couldn’t figure out what was going on. It’s called Blood Jungle, but there’s very little blood and the scenes in the jungle seem to be there to pad out the running time of the movie. And, don’t even get me started on the do-do bird that’s in there…because I don’t even know what the hell that was!!!
I’m giving Blood Jungle, 1 out of 4 cigars, it’s a movie that might make you take a second look, but, unless you’re into art house fare, just walk away, if you’re into art house movie, then you might understand it better than I did! Find out more over at http://www.eskimofilms.com.