Blood Beach/Fun Facts

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  • The look of the blood beach monster has frequently being compared to that of the subtropical carnivorous plant the Venus fly-trap.
  • The movie had a tagline that directly referenced and spoofed the one for Jaws 2 (1978), "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water", by saying instead, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water - you can't get to it".
  • According to Time Out, the film's "debt to Jaws (1975) is implicit from the setting (seaside town loses tourists and trade) to the music (subterranean bass rumbles signal monster's approach)".
  • One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies that got made after the box-office success of Jaws (1975). The films include that movie's three sequels, Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Last Shark (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Screamers (1979), Devil Fish (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976).
  • The film is considered to be a low-budget B-movie and since its first release has become a cult classic. Co-starring in this film was actor John Saxon who is an actor who is known as being a veteran of B-movies.
  • The setting of the "Blood Beach" was the Santa Monica State Beach, where the film was shot, but the habitat of the monster in the film also extends to sand at the Venice Beach in California.
  • Second feature film directed by Jeffrey Bloom whose first had been about five years earlier with 1975's Dogpound Shuffle (1975).
  • The picture featured a long blurb that read: "The five people believed to have drowned here never even made it past the sand! BLOOD BEACH. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water - you can't get to it".
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