Bloodbeat (1982)

82m 53s (UK – video (timing disparity may be due to PAL conversion)), 85m
35mm film, colour, 1.37:1
mono, English

A Canadian horror film directed by Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos.

Plot Summary

A vengeful ghost takes the form of a supernatural samurai warrior and possess a young woman in the remote and desolate backwoods. Her family, who possess psychic powers, try to defeat the evil.


Directed by: Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos
© 1982 by Huskypup Film Productions, Inc.
International Films Marketing presents an Huskypup Film Productions, Inc. [sic]
Executive Producer: Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos
Produced by: Helen A. Boley, Henri Zaphiratos
Written by: Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos
Director of Photography: Wladimir Maule
Editor: the director
Original Soundtrack by: Fabrice and Chris Zaphiratos
Sound Recorder: John Day
Make-up and Costumes: Mary Ann Skwenes
Optical Effects: Cinédia

Helen Benton (Cathy)
Terry Brown (Gary)
Claudia Peyton (Sarah)
James Fitzgibbons [in opening titles] James Fitz Gibbons [in end titles] (Ted)
Dana Day (Dolly)
Peter Spelson (Pete)
Franck Miley (Paul)
Carol Wagner (Christie)
Charlie White (Sheriff)
Andrea Cauchon (little girl)
Bill Madlener (1st hunter)
Duane Albrecht (2nd hunter)
Cleatus Gouldman (3rd hunter)
Mark Johnson (4th hunter)
Ronald Druchenberg (1st attendant)
Jo Salava (2nd attendant)
David End (3rd attendant)

Alternative Titles

Blood Beat – Pulsschlag des Schreckens – German title
Bloodbeat sortileges – French Canadian title
Blood Beat



  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.48 – credits, review
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.50 – credits, review