A serial killer's (Dave Belden) latest victim (Amber Calderon) lies
neatly wrapped up in plastic in his kitchen, and the strangle marks around
her neck show that he's really perfected his craft. It has to be mentioned
here, he strangles his victims ... because he can't stand the sight of
blood. But when he tries to examine this here victim, he cuts himself,
which gives him a slight panic attack. But after he has properly treated
and disinfected his wound and calmed down, things go from bad to worse -
mirrors and glasses start to break as if by themselves, out hero seems to
have a tendency to step onto the shards or cut himself picking them up,
and he really can't catch up with rubbing the spilt blood anymore. And the
more blood there is, the more panicky he gets, and the more he gets the
feeling he's not entirely alone in his house ...
dialogue-free and relying in equal parts on atmospheric filmmaking and a
strong central performance, Blood is a great piece of macabre
cinema, taking its story through many an unexpected plottwist without ever
letting spectacle outweigh its narrative or becoming gratuitous in any
sort of way, and going from creepy to creepier in the process.
worth a look!