Bloodrage (1979)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Joseph Bigwood.

Plot Summary

A man from a small town murders a local prostitute and flees to New York where he starts killing more women.


Directed by: Joseph Bigwood
© Picture Company of America MCMLXXIX [1979]
Executive Producer: Teddy Kariofilis
Produced by: Joseph Zito, Alan Braveman
Written by: Robert Jahn
Directors of Photography: Joao Fernandes, Joseph E. Scherer
Film Editor: James Macreading
Music Composed, Arranged & Conducted by: Michael Karp
Sound: Gary Rich, Vladimir Simonenko, Fred Kamiel
Wardrobe: Paulette Aller
Make up: Pam Jenrette
Special Effects: Deed Rossiter
Art Direction: John Lawless, George Heyward Jr

James Johnson (Ryan)
Judith-Marie Bergan (Beverly)
Jerry McGee (Charlie)
Ian Scott (Richard)
Patrick Hines (Gus)
Buddy Basch (Motor Inn desk clerk)
Harry Linton (Times Square desk clerk)
Pelati Pons (street murder victim)
Jimi Keys (killer)
Jerome Green (1st cop at street murder)
Barry Bernstein (2nd cop at street murder)
Shanton Granger (hometown police captain)
Dan Seymore (pimp in elevator)
Copper Cunningham (prostitute in elevator)
Wally Stern (news dealer)
Jery Hewitt (junkie in police station)
Lawrence Tierney (Malone)
Richard Triggs, Tony DeCarlo, Carl Pistilli, Raymond Martucci (cops in police station)

Alternative Titles

O Estripador de Manhattan – Brazil
Never Pick Up a Stranger
Psycho-ripper – Finland
Psycho-Ripper – West Germany
Rabia de sangre – Spain
Rædslernes morgen – Denmark
Le Tueur de Manhattan – France
Vend ham ikke ryggen – Norway



  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.30
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower pp.419-420; 516 – credits, review; note
  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.66