It is based on Richard Connell‘s 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game.” It was produced by Robert H. Bagley. Its plot follows four young adults who visit a tropical island only to become prey for a sadistic hunter. It was filmed in 1959 but not released until 1961, when it was the second film on a double feature with The Devil’s Hand.
Bloodlust! was filmed in 1959 at Screencraft Studios in Hollywood by Cinegraf Productions, but it was not released by Crown International Pictures until 13 September 1961, when it premiered in San Diego, California, on a double bill with The Devil’s Hand. The film was distributed by Astral Films in Canada in 1963 and was also released in Mexico and the Soviet Union, although at unspecified dates.
Bloodlust! was sold to TV in October 1963, about two years after its theatrical release, by Westhamtpon Features, a division of Desilu. It was part of a 41-film package which also included The Devil’s Hand.
black & white, mono, fullscreen, 68 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!