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Despite being also called "Slasher", it has nothing to do with the series ''Series/{{Slasher}}''.

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The cult are committing murders to make a body for their god, who then do... Something. The only cultist with any more motive than that is [[spoiler:Tina, who is mad at her father for neglecting her]].


-->''"In the tradition of horror legends 'Psycho,' 'Halloween' and 'Friday the 13th!'"''

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-->''"In the tradition of horror legends 'Psycho,' 'Halloween' and 'Friday the 13th!'"''

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This film is most notable for being the first DirectToVideo film ever made. Despite its advertising, it was not the first shot-on-video film, being predated by ''Boardinghouse'' in 1982 and ''Film/{{Sledgehammer}}'' in 1983.

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This film is most notable for being the first DirectToVideo horror film ever made. Despite its advertising, it was not the first shot-on-video horror film, being predated by ''Boardinghouse'' in 1982 and ''Film/{{Sledgehammer}}'' in 1983.1983. A sequel titled ''Revenge'' was released in 1986.


'''''Blood Cult''''' is a 1985 SlasherMovie.

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'''''Blood Cult''''' ''Blood Cult'' is a 1985 SlasherMovie.

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'''''Blood Cult''''' is a 1985 SlasherMovie.

At an Oklahoma college, a SerialKiller is slaying women, taking one body part and leaving a gold medallion in its place. While investigating the crimes, a detective discovers that the amulets are connected to a cult that worshipped a dog god.

This film is most notable for being the first DirectToVideo film ever made. Despite its advertising, it was not the first shot-on-video film, being predated by ''Boardinghouse'' in 1982 and ''Film/{{Sledgehammer}}'' in 1983.
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* AntagonistTitle: The protagonist is Ron.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: The film claims to be a dramatization of a crime that happened in November-December 1985. The film was released in May 1985.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Dr. White]] leads the cult.
* CallingCard: The killer takes a body part and leaves a medallion at each crime scene.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Tina throws herself off a fire escape.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Joel says that having Ron's career ruined would be just punishment for him prioritizing his job over his daughter.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Ron learns that his daughter is the killer. After the final confrontation, she kills herself, leaving Ron in despair. The rest of the cult gets off scot-free.]]
* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath
* GreaterScopeVillain: The cultists worship a dog god named Caninis. [[spoiler:They intend to resurrect him so he can TakeOverTheWorld.]]
* MeaningfulName: The dog god is named "Caninis."
* MoralGuardians: Ron asks if there are any ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' groups on campus on multiple occasions during his investigation.
* OpeningScroll: The second scene is a description of the murders, when they happened and who solved them.
* TeamTitle
* VillainOpeningScene: The first scene features the killer slaying and claiming the forearm of the first victim.
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