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Bloodline
Bloodline: Vengeance from Beyond

Italy 2011
produced by
Virgilio Olivari, Mario Calamita (executive) for Opencinema, Apocalypsis
directed by Edo Tagliavini
starring Francesca Faiella, Virgilio Olivari, Marco Benevento, Paolo Ricci, Francesco Malcolm, Francesco Mastrorilli, Elena Ravaioli, Valentina Del Rio, Alessandra Aulicino, Bruno Valente, Fabio Rizzuto, Monica Citarda, Roberta Fossile
idea by Mario Calamita, Virgilio Olivari, Taiyo Yamanuchi, screenplay by by Mario Calamita, Virgilio Olivari, Edo Tagliavini, music by Claudio Simonetti, special effects by Sergio Stivaletti

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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As a kid, Sandra (Francesca Faiella) has lost her sister (Monica Citarda) when they were playing in a forest near a mansion. Nobody exactly knows what has happened, but a certain organ-collecting serialkiller dubbed the Surgeon might have had to do with it, a serialkiller who committed suicide only a few years later, taking his secrets (including the whereabouts of Sandra's sister) to his grave with him.

15 years later, Sandra is a videojournalist, and since she and her cinematographer Marco (Marco Benevento) have botched up their last job, the two of them are pretty much professionally forced to make a behind-the-scenes documentary about a porn shoot - that just happens to take place at the Surgeon's former mansion. Hesitant at first, Sandra eventually comes to the conclusion that this might be a good opportunity to overcome the guilt she feels since her sister's disappearance.

At first, nothing seems too much out of the ordinary during their stay at the mansion - sure, Sandra has nightmares about her sister, but as much was to be expected. She even thinks she sees her spirit time and again, but that might be her nerves. The whole shoot is as awkward as expected, too: The director with the beautiful porn name Klaus Kinki (Paolo Ricci) is an overrated prick, the producer and male star Tony Capone (Virgilio Olivari) immediately charms Sandra, and the amateur couple (Francesco Malcolm, Alessandra Aulicino) trying to make it in the porn world soon discover they're not on the same page as jealousy kicks in, and Marco finds he might have a future in porn ... and then the amateurs are killed upon leaving, Sandra finds the corpse of her sister on the premises, and finds out the Surgeon is still alive and collecting bodyparts - and suddenly everybody's on the run. Sure, Klaus Kinki is too much the madman not wanting to make a real life snuff film out of everything, but that's the least of everybody's problems - and it's not so much just the Surgeon alone, either, problem is, his victims return as zombies. And the more of our motley crew are killed, the less Sandra can be sure who's still on her side, until she learns she is the reason that the whole crew has decided to film in the mansion. And what's the deal with her sister's spirit, who she eventually finds out is more than a figment of her imagination? ...

 

Bloodline is an incredibly nice throwback to Italian supernatural horror from the 1980's - without being derivative or (even worse) repeating the same mistakes from roughly 30 years ago: Everything you liked about the movies of old is there - an over-the-top script with wild plottwists, plenty of gruesome gore effects (thanks to veteran Sergio Stivaletti), cool music (another veteran, Claudio Simonetti), weirdness, sudden shocks, suspense, and of course its fair share of sleaze (even though there's a surprising lack of actual nudity considering this takes place on a porn set). What's fortunately amiss is the camp factor (above what the horror genre as such demands, obviously), the predictability and the empty characters - quite the contrary, despite the over-the-top nature of the script it's rather well-structured and features interesting plottwists and at least a few believable characters. Oh, and did I mention this thing is pretty well shot and paced as well? Well, it is.

Very nice, actually.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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