Title: Blood

Also known as:
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Year: 2014

Genre: Short / Thriller / Psychological

Language: English

Runtime: 9 min

Director: Zach Lorkiewicz

Writer: Zach Lorkiewicz

IMDb: N/A


Plot:
A serial killer is being harassed by his own phobia of blood after the death of his latest victim. He finds himself trapped with his own weakness, as blood will soon have him surrounded.

Our thoughts:
Out of the many films about a serial killer who finds himself in regret, or in some way realizing the true nature of his actions, "Blood" is a short film that takes a step further. In this short film the serial killer is not merely regretting his kills, but he is actually being broken down mentally from his phobia of blood.

After the death of his latest victim, it almost appears as if the victim is paying him a visit by tormenting him with blood. It starts slow with drips of blood from cutting his finger. The more he's broken down psychologically, the worse his visions of blood become. When he finds his apartment drenched in blood, he knows that it is time to give up.

It's with very simple means that "Blood" is more effective than many short films manage to be. It's succeeds in being creepy and atmospheric, without having much of a plot or many characters. It's one man in an apartment, being haunted by his fear of blood. Scenes are often repeated/similar to each other, yet it is an effective build up. It all leads to a great ending scene that appeals to my morbid self aesthetically (but is a bit too typical in plot). It's a solid end to an already dark story.

"Blood" has its flaws, but for the majority of time I was captivated by the sinister tone and psychological descent. It's a more well-executed movie on an atmospheric level than it is groundbreaking in plot, and there is nothing wrong with that.


Positive things:
- Creepy atmosphere.
- Great finale.
- Tells an effective story with very simple means.
- Good runtime!


Negative things:
- The plot reveal is a obvious.

Rating:
Gore: 2/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 0/5

We got this movie from:
CounttheClockProductions.com

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Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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