Rent Bloody New Year (1986)

2.6 of 5 from 51 ratings
1h 34min
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After finding themselves stranded on a remote island, a group of young friends discover that the only structure is an old hotel which seems inexplicably stuck in 1959 and, stranger still, has up Christmas and New Year's decorations despite it being the middle of summer. As the youngsters take shelter for the evening, increasingly weird events begin to occur, as each of the hotel's unexpected guests meets a gruesome fate...
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Hayden Pearce
Frazer Pearce, Hayden Pearce, Norman J. Warren
Vinegar Syndrome
Classics, Horror
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Run Time:
94 minutes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Commentary Track with Director Norman J. Warren
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Run Time:
94 minutes
English LPCM Mono
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
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  • Bloody New Year director audio commentary
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  • Original Trailers
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Reviews (1) of Bloody New Year

Enjoyable low budget horror loopiness. - Bloody New Year review by NP

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Updated 13/07/2021

There’s a lot to enjoy in this film, but for the longest time I was wondering when the actual story would start. When it becomes apparent that a group of hapless young people getting into one scrape after another *is* the story, you find you’re already enjoying yourself and decide to go with it.

An out-of-season funfair by the sea makes for a nicely spooky setting. The cast are not naturalistic performers (with the possible exception of Mark Powley, who – probably rightly – chooses to slightly underplay the character of Rick) but approach the story with vigour and are appealing. My favourite might well be Janet, played by Nikki Brooks, who is screamingly lovely and a bit silly. “Oh Rick, do you think we *are* stuck in a time warp?” she asks at one point, as if she’s asking about her shopping. There’s also some good stunt-work and practical effects

Like many Norman J Warren films, this is difficult not to like, despite, or possibly because of, its offbeat, low-budget loopiness – however, the never-ending mishaps and madness, with only the vaguest covering explanation, can get somewhat wearisome. The music however, by Cry No More, is great. My score is 7 out of 10.

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