Dry Blood

2019

Horror

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IMDb Rating 4.5 10 356

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83 min
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23.976 fps
83 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kannibalcorpsegrinder 5 / 10 / 10

Underwhelming at best but still somewhat watchable

Trying to quit a drug habit, a man goes up to a friends' mountain cabin to help quit, but when his hallucinations and visions begin to mess with his mind he becomes unable to distinguish fantasy from reality and turns to increasingly desperate maneuvers to stop them from happening. This one wasn't too bad but was pretty flawed. Among the bright spots here is the central premise providing an opportunity for plenty of fun. The idea of being at the cabin and attempting to come clean and still being so unsure of himself that the distorted view of the world causes supernatural visions and images he can't control serves as a fine starting point. Those haunting scenes where the ghosts appear around the cabin are quite creepy, and the hallucinogenic battle with the deranged cop come off nicely overall as there's some brutal action featured here. The finale, which shows the reveal of the ghosts and how they come to be as well as the twist about what's already happened gives this a dark twist on top of a frenzied series of action scenes that are quite fun seeing the crazed side come out. Providing this with some great gore as well, these here are the film's positive elements. There were some flaws featured here. The main problem with this one is the agonizingly slow build in the first half which really takes a lot of energy from the film. As this goes through the tricks and tribulations of his getting to the cabin, going for supplies and settling in at the house, the pacing to this one feels rather dragged out here to stretch out an unsuitable feature-length premise to an appropriate running time as we focus on him solely for long stretches of this segment. Most of this isn't interesting as it comes off heavily favored in that regard, and while the few interactions with the locals including the suspicious police officer do manage to interject some activity into the film they tend to fall flat after a while due to the repetitive nature of many of these scenes being here to pad out the running length. The other main issue here is the general lack of horror activity featured here. The haunting scenes with the ghosts running around the cabin that only he can see happen so frequently that they rarely generate any kind of shock when they happen since they come out of nowhere in a story that forgets to include any kind of mention about them. Even the other intended scenes trying to show he's losing grip with reality have no impact because they're not that scary in concept or execution, and with so much of these scenes given no sense of urgency or immediacy as her blank-faced reaction to his genuine freakouts manage to render most of these scenes as if they're not intended to scare. The last problematic issue is the finale, where it repeats everything to the point where it's hard to tell what it meant or what was supposed to be the purpose of it all, making for the film's lowered qualities. Rated R: Graphic Language, drug use and Graphic Violence.

Reviewed by Red-Barracuda 7 / 10 / 10

Very disturbing in places and not well acted but ultimately pretty interesting

This is a film that improved in my reckoning only after I had seen it and discussed it a bit. When I was watching it, I took things more or less at face value and consequently I wasn't overly impressed but on reflection there was a bit more going on with this one when you analyse it a little. The story has a junkie called Brian head off to a cabin in a remote mountain area in an attempt to get off the narcotics. Two people enter his orbit, a female friend called Anna who wants to help him and a local cop hell bent on harassing him. All the while, he experiences frightening hallucinations that seem to be connected in some way. Directed by Kelton Jones who plays the cop, with a lead actor Clint Carney who also wrote the screenplay, this is a film that I think suffers from not having better actors. While Jones is actually alright as the police officer, it's the lead actors Carney and Jaymie Valentine, who plays Anna, that let the side down here. Both are seemingly primarily musicians and it shows. Carney is more irritating than truly convincing as a troubled addict, while Valentine practically sleep-walks through the entire film. It's possible that this is an intentional stylised form of acting to illustrate the dream-like nature of events but my gut feeling is it's more likely just not terribly good acting. So from a dramatic perspective the film is pretty much handicapped from the word go on account of this. But the nightmare imagery that punctuates the story is very well done, it doesn't overdo it and it is quite effectively creepy. In the final section of the film, it has to be said things do get very disturbing indeed. Firstly, the police officer is dispatched with a gunshot to the face and soon after Brian's ex-wife, her new husband and little girl show up and are all murdered. The woman has a bottle stamped into her face and the little girl has her head cut off with a knife. This latter scene is extremely disturbing stuff with the girl's murder in particular shot in graphic detail. It crosses into territory you just don't see in movies (which is a good thing) but its visceral nature certainly is hard to forget and will no doubt give this feature some notoriety. But it was only when you start to piece things together that the whole starts to emerge. My take on it is that this is the third occasion Brian has retreated to this location on cold turkey. The first time murdering the family, the second killing his friend Anna and then most recently shooting the cop. The clues are all there, including his visions of the dead woman and the headless girl. He also has an seemingly irrational revulsion associated with the kitchen knife and there is also the scene where he goes into the cellar where he sees something, which we see out of focus in the foreground – it seems clear that the bodies of the family are down here and that he did go down there on the visit that Anna accompanied him. What confuses things is that the narrative is non-linear with flashbacks interspersed side-by-side, along with hallucinations which is muddled even further on account of Brian being a very unreliable drug-addled narrator. It all adds up to a film which seems a little lacking if taken at face value but which has a lot more going for it when you realise it is very fragmented and more complex than it first appears. It still suffers on account of its poor acting but it is a film which has a story which is much more interesting than originally meets the eye.

Reviewed by trombleykyle 7 / 10 / 10

Better than it had any right to be

I came across this just randomly scrolling, and in typical me fashion, I gave it a chance. I'm not going to say it blew the doors off, but it was definitely worth a watch. It starts off really slow, and the acting is terrible, them two things alone almost took me out of it, but I'm happy I let the film play out. There's some great practical effects work in this, the gore is great, it's surprisingly shocking in a few scenes, and even the CGI was effective. The bad part of this is the story gets a little convoluted at the end, and the acting is dreadful (like I stated up above). Fortunately the run time is less than 85 minutes, so you can get through it pretty quick. The 7 is probably a little generous, but overall I had a good experience with it, so I have no issue putting it...

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