Book of Blood


Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 6,641


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April 9, 2019



Clive Russell as Steve
Doug Bradley as Self
Jonas Armstrong as Elek Cohen
Sophie Ward as Antonia
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735.95 MB
23.976 fps
100 min
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1.52 GB
23.976 fps
100 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chrichtonsworld 5 / 10 / 10

Horror Clive Barker Style that almost gets ruined by the lack of a real story

"Book of Blood" contains several trademarks of Clive Barker's earlier work. So be prepared to expect some gruesome special effects. Only this time it is dumbed down considerably especially when you compare it to "Hellraiser" or "Candyman". The buildup of tension can be compared to the style he used in the (very excellent) video game "Undying". In which the atmosphere is key for providing the scary moments. The biggest problem however with this movie is the story. That is to say that there isn't much of a story. The little story that does get presented to the viewer doesn't go anywhere and only gets confusing in the end. (Small Spoiler!!!) There was a perfect opportunity to use Doug Bradley since his character seems to be the cause of the events that played out. But he only is in it for 1 minute or so which is clearly not enough to make the same impact as he did with the Pinhead character. In the ending all the viewer is left with the feeling that he/she could have skipped this movie. This is a big shame since "Book of Blood" had a lot of potential into creating a new horror icon.If you can overlook the slow pace and the lack of story then you can enjoy this movie since it is full of suspense,scary moments and even some pretty erotic scenes.

Reviewed by amorpurusbg 3 / 10 / 10

Deep story that makes sense but not a horror, and not that interesting

Viewers friendly with a kind of a deep story. I didn't really got the story until I read some reviews after the movie. Not really horror except for 2 scenes - the backstory and the creepy end. There are also some sex scenes with nudity. In the very beginning the viewer meets the main character who actually tells us the story "how he ended like this". There are a hot teacher, tough guy obviously not her husband and a freshman (student). There is a haunted house where things are supposed to happen. The backstory of the house is the only good thing about this movie - scary and brutal, there is violence, blood, skin torn apart. They show you things you wanna see in the movie but you never see. Killings close to none. Nothing paranormal. A little blood, a little more blood and a lot of blood in this movie. Disney's Pirate of the Caribbean was a better horror movie. Nothing is what you think it is. I lost interest in watching it after some time, but finished the movie. The sex scene was a big distraction for me. Most of the time nothing really happened. I would have voted 3/10 but there were like 2 good scenes.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 3 / 10 / 10

Highway of the dead...

It is no secret that it was the promise of another Clive Barker horror story that lured me in to watch "Book of Blood". And the synopsis for the movie also did sound fairly interesting. As the movie came to an end, I was left with a sensation that this was definitely not the best of material from Clive Barker. Especially because the story was mediocre at best and it was so predictable that it was almost a farce. The story started out quite well and it did have potential. However, it quickly became quite predictable to the point where there were no surprises or anything overly impressive to be witnessed throughout the course of this movie. At best, then the storyline can be summarized as being generic. It should be said that the acting in the movie was adequate, and people actually managed surprisingly well in the face of having a very generic and predictable script to work with. The concept idea of the story behind "Book of Blood" is quite interesting, but it suffered tremendously under a very generic script, which hardly did the concept idea much justice. There were some interesting enough scenes throughout the movie, and I did like the way that the main character served as a medium for the entities at the gateway. And it was quite graphic at times, and that worked in favor of the movie - providing you can stomach things like that, of course. What topped off the experience was the ending of the movie. The movie went from being mediocre to being downright ludicrous at that moment. It is without a doubt some of the most laughable attempt of making a movie interesting that I have seen in a horror movie in a long, long time. And it didn't serve the movie in any positive way, quite the opposite actually. "Book of Blood" had potential to be a good and interesting horror movie, but it just failed horribly given the poor script and the direction that the movie took at the end.

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