A group of teenagers vacationing in the tropics takes a boat out to a seemingly deserted island. They soon find, however, that the island is inhabited by a wealthy recluse (Graff) and his staff. While their host is initially hospitable, he quickly reveals his true purpose: to [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt down and kill each of his visitors]], as he has done with everyone unlucky enough to set foot on his island.

For tropes and specifics relating to the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please check the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E07Bloodlust episode recap]].

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!!This film contains the following tropes:
* ActionGirl: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]; Betty can flip an attacker effortlessly so long as there's a [[NoOSHACompliance conveniently uncovered vat of acid]] for him to land in, but she spends just as much time acting the DistressedDamsel.
* TheAlcoholic: Tony, the kids' boat pilot
* ChekhovsSkill: Betty's judo training.
* DawsonCasting: Unclear, but probable; the heroes are implied to be in their late teens or early twenties (Robert Reed was very nearly thirty at the time).
* {{Gorn}}: The shot of Balleau impaled through his throat and wrists is quite shockingly graphic, especially for being shown on TV.
** Or it ''would'' be if the spikes coming out of Balleau lined up horizontally, [[SpecialEffectsFailure as they did before he was impaled.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Balleau is impaled on the display rack he had purposed for the heroes.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Well... [[TheMostDangerousGame duh]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Balleau.
* MadeOfIron: Balleau's henchman survives being [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness abandoned in leech-infested quicksand,]] and later shrugs off multiple point-blank gunshots when [[TheDogBitesBack killing Balleau.]]
* NonActionGuy: Pete the Nerdy Nerd
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The music for this film has been used in several others as well, perhaps most notable in ''TheUnearthly'', another film [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E20TheUnearthly lampooned]] in ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* SmugSnake: Balleau.
* TogetherInDeath: Balleau's adultrous wife and her lover end up [[IncrediblyLamePun Stuffed Into The Cave]] together.
* WaxMuseumMorgue
* YouHaveFailedMe: Happens to both Balleau's primary henchman and to Tony the boat pilot [[spoiler: who is paid by Balleau to bring him hunting victims]].
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