Available today on digital platforms is the horror film, Blood Born.
Blood Born stars Antoine Perry (“Major Crimes”), Rosie Moss (“The Conners”), Melanie Haynes (Spider-Man : Into the Spider-Verse), Laurine Price (“American Crime Story : Versace”), and Cole Gerdes (“MOM”).
Married couple Makayla (Moss) and Eric (Perry) have been struggling to have a baby for many years. They have pretty much exhausted all of their options to conceive a child of their own. It seemed like they would never have a baby.
Makayla’s best friend tells her about how her cousin, who had cancer and a hysterotomy, was able to conceive and bare a child. She was able to do it with the help of a mysterious organization known as the Gravida Foundation.
Makayla and Eric reach out to the organization who sends a strange lady named Ola (Haynes) to their home. Ola completely takes over every aspect of their lives including what they eat and drink. She also performs many strange rituals, which she refers to as magic.
Makayla is able to conceive right away, and they are told the baby would be born in a week. That means Makayla will literally go through nine months worth of pregnancy in just seven days. It seems too good to be true, but Makayla starts showing as soon as the next day.
As the days go on, Eric becomes increasingly concerned over the things Ola says and does, as well as the Gravida Foundation.
What exactly is going on? To what lengths are they willing to go in order to have the family they’ve always wanted? To find out, purchase or rent Blood Born. Look for it on digital starting today. It’s released by Terror Films.
My husband and I watched this film together. From the start we kept asking each other WHY Makayla and Eric didn’t think this whole situation was very sketchy, and why they opted to continue with the pregnancy. Even after their best friend warned them about what was going on, Makayla continued with the pregnancy.
You can tell that Ola was performing “black magic” type of spells on the couple. I would think any rational person – even one desperate to have a child – would see that there was something incredibly wrong with the whole situation.
If/When you watch this film, don’t be surprised if you find yourself talking to, or yelling at, the screen.
The acting was OK. It was nothing extraordinary. If anything the actress who plays Ola (Melanie Haynes) was definitely very creepy.
I knew from the start that there was going to be something seriously “wrong” with the baby. Clearly it’s not fully human if it can be conceived and born in the matter of a week. The mysterious rituals also let it be known that this is not a normal baby. But what kind of baby it left until the last few minutes of the movie. I had it figured out a lot sooner. There are a lot of clues that give you an idea of what type of baby Makayla is pregnant with.
The film is a bit far fetched, but entertaining none the less. I would probably watch it again if I saw it on a premium channel or streaming service.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.