The similarities cant be accidental, nor problematic theres plenty of room in horror fanatics collections for both.
New to DVD from the MGM Limited Edition Collection, Blood Bath is far less concerned with comedy. William Campbell of Dementia 13 headlines the picture in black-and-white, not color as the box reads as Antonio, a creative whos crazy for his art. Really crazy. Possessed by a female spirit who laughs at him from canvas, he finds various lovely ladies to model for him, and then kills them. (Too bad, because theyre quite skilled in filling out skimpy bikinis.)
Its not too long before townspeople note the series of missing women and their similarity to the subjects in Tonys new works, and put two and two together. That equals four, if four stands for maybe its a vampire come back to life.
Blood Bath is a mess, but its a fun mess, like a shaving-cream fight. Beach sequences play like Maidenform commercials, beatnik scenes have a goofy datedness, and no one is all that nice to each other: Just gimme the money and lemme get outta here so I dont have to look at your greasy face. Now thats how to service a client!
Apparently, the story behind this quickie is more entertaining than the movie itself. If thats the case, great, because Blood Bath is nothing is not entertaining in all its AIP charm. Rod Lott