The only reason I wasn't entirely down with Nicholson's previous efforts was because even though there were some inspired doses of sick fun, the shoddy dialogue and performances still hindered the effort as a whole. Once again, the same can be said for BLEADING LADY. There sure are some stupid lines delivered by some very amateurish actors here. It's so bad that it instantly took me out of the story (although it's not like there was much of one to begin with). Also, the killer of this flick wasn't very scary at all. He didn't look scary, he didn't talk scary, hell, he didn't even move scary. A lame killer is a poor way to roll a horror flick. Maybe a hint of backstory/character development would have added some sort of menace, but there was none.
Okay, just two more fast negative rants. First, the lead actress's, oh, excuse me, the blead actress's first name in the flick is "Riversa". What kind of f*cking name is that?! An annoyingly stupid one! I'm sorry, but maybe Nicholson was going for some sort of... I have no f*cking idea. All I know is every time I heard her name, I hated the movie. Lastly, the music in the movie absolutely blows. I know it's a low budget, but the kind of "retro" keyboard interludes that are supposed to play to add weight to the scenes were absolutely awful.
It really sucks that many aspects of BLEADING LADY were so cheap, because it does have a very interesting concept at the core of its story. All the whacked-out proceedings do actually end up going somewhere decent in terms of a plot. I don't want to give stuff away because perhaps there's still a chance you will give this flick a shot. At least it was a super swift 70 minutes in running time, but that is probably because Nicholson decided to leave out the little character development that was sorely missing.
Audio English dolby digital.