Now available on streaming services is the horror film, Blood Thirsty.
Blood Thirsty stars Lauren Beatty, Katherine King So, Greg Bryk, Michael Ironside, and Judith Buchan.
If you read my posts often, especially movie reviews, you know how much I love horror movies. I am opening to reviewing most every horror movie. Sadly, 75% (if not more) horror movies made these days (in my opinion) are far far horror movies, and not even worth watching. I guess that makes me a “horror movie snob.” Perhaps, but my husband tends to agree with me that so-called horror movies are far from that.
I recently reviewed the horror movie Blood Thirsty. After watching the trailer, my interest was piqued and I wanted to check this film out for myself. Sadly, as with most trailers, the best parts of the film are shown in the trailer, and the rest of the film is lackluster, to say the least.
Grey (Beatty) is a folk-like singer. Her first album was well received, and now it’s time to make her second album, but she worries that it won’t be as good as her first one.
A music producer named Vaughn (Bryk) offers to help Grey out with her new album. He has a music studio in his home. Vaugh’s home looks like something straight out of a horror movie (how fitting). It’s dark and dreary, and he has a creepy maid/assistant that also works there.
No sooner did Grey start working with Vaugh that she starts having weird dreams and other odd happenings. One of which would be Grey’s sudden craving for meat, even though she’s always been a vegan.
Charlie (Grey’s girlfriend) is not too keen on Grey working with Vaugh. Another singer disappeared that was working with Vaughn on an album, and people are pointing fingers at Vaughn, even though he was never charged with her disappearance. Charlie simple doesn’t trust Vaughn, and she worries that something bad is going to happen to Grey.
Grey is plagued with more and more strange dreams and visions. What do they mean? Is there a connection between her strange dreams and Vaughn? Does Charlie have a right to be concerned about Grey constantly being at Vaughn’s house? To find out, you need to check out Blood Thirsty. Look for it where ever you stream movies.
For me, this is one of those cases where the trailer was better than the overall movie, sadly.
If you get queasy about blood, then pass on this movie. There is a lot of it, however, the way the blood comes about it not really that scary. Seeing someone drinking blood from raw meat on a plate is not exactly the thing that nightmares are made of.
I found the film to be too slow. There was also very little “action” (meaning edge-of-your-seat scary moments).
SPOILER ALERT – this is a film about werewolves. Sadly there is very little scenes involving the lycanthropes. I wish there had been more action scenes, and less images of Grey eating meat or drinking blood.
Although Grey is a good singer, her type of music is not my “thing.”
The ending of the film leaves a lot to be desired too. It doesn’t really tell you much about Grey and what is happening to her. I guess it’s up to the viewer to make up their own mind as to what happens to Grey.
This film is trending very well on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time I am writing this it has an 86% score from critics, but only a 42% score from regular people like you and me. Perhaps there is more to this film then meets the eye? Maybe I shouldn’t view it as a horror movie in the true sense of the words. Maybe this is more of an “art house” type of film, something aimed more so at a niche market and not the average viewer? I’m not sure. I guess it’s up to viewers to decide that for themselves.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.