Here for Blood
Jacob Windatt, James Roberts, Daniel Turres, Christian Turres, Sharn Roberts for Pageman Productions
directed by Daniel Turres
starring Shawn Roberts, Maya Misaljevic, Joelle Farrow, Samantha Helt, Kelly Penner, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Michael Therriault, Channing Decker, Jesse Buck, Marqus Bobesich, Jimmy Limb, Marc-André Boulanger, Glen Michael Grant, Holly Jade Balmer, Steven Love, John Tench, Dee Snider (voice)
written by James Roberts, music by Norman Orenstein, special makeup effects and prosthetics by The Butcher Shop
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Phoebe (Joelle Farrow) has to learn hard for an exam, but she could
really do with the babysitting money from Barb (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and
Gill (Michael Therrriault), and since their daughter Grace (Maya
Misaljevic) is such a darling to babysit, she's also desperate to keep
them as clients - desperate enough to send her boyfriend Tom (Shawn
Roberts), a professional wrestler, in her place. Now he's actually less
than sure that that's such a good idea, since he has little to zero
experience with children, but Grace is really darling enough to make him
comfortable before long - that is, until they're attacked by a couple of
home invaders. Thanks for his experience in wrestling, Tom manages to
scare the one off and capture the other, but soon they have to realize
there are more of the gang out there. Then Phoebe arrives with her
learning partners Mike (Kelly Penner) and Christine (Samantha Helt), and
Mike's brutally murdered before he even makes it to the house. Tom, Grace,
Phoebe and Christine soon lock themselves into a bedroom, but it's not
long before Christine loses her shit - and that's even before they all
learn that the homeinvaders are not actually masked perverts as they
initially thought but demons from hell wanting Grace and Phoebe for some
blood ritual, and they won't stop at murder to get to them. Then also Gill
and Barb arrive back home, and their reaction to the very bloody goings-on
- is not in the least what one would expect ...
Blood is above everything else a loving throwback to 80s horror, with
lots of gore, mostly practical effects, a very far-fetched plot with a
faint H.P. Lovecraft-vibe, quite some macho-posturing, and a tendency to
not take itself too seriously. But what makes Here for Blood really
is that it isn't just an hommage to genre cinema of old but actually puts
the focus on telling a story with heart carried by fleshed out characters
- including a very fallible macho in the lead -, brought to life by a
dynamic directorial effort clearly at home in the 2020s rather than the
1980s. And all of this makes for a really cool piece of horror cinema.
... and if this has gotten you at all interested, this movie hits
theatres and https://www.screambox.com/
on February 9th, 2024.