Saturday, October 13, 2012

Blood Creek (2009)

Blood Creek (USA, 2009) - Color, Director(s): Joel Schumacher
MPAA Rating: R
[UK: 18]
Approx. 90 min.

Z-rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars for a good story

Cheese Factor: 1 out of 5 stars for bad CGI

This movie is about a family that houses a Nazi scholar back in WW2 days but as it turns out, he's performing occult experiments involving an ancient runestone that the family found. As his evil intentions become clear, the family turns on him and uses the power of the stone to seal him. As a result, the family doesn't age and must ritually feed the creature blood. Fast forward to present day as a guy and his family grieve over the mysterious disappearance of his brother. Until one night, he mysteriously reappears and asks his brother to come with him to get revenge on his captors/tormentors. They load up the rifles and head out to an old farm where the brother was being held, unaware that the family was trying to contain a greater evil...

I don't know why everyone hates on this movie. A buddy of mine showed me this back when I was in San Francisco and I remember really enjoying it. Sure, the CG effects were cheap and the story was a little difficult to follow at first but everything comes together once they get on the farm. The man that came to "study" the runestone has become possessed by its evil, turning him into some sort of creature with razor sharp claws and the ability to cast spells. While he is kept at bay by symbols drawn in blood, he could kill animals or humans and use spells to resurrect them as his minions. He's kind of like a zombie with magic powers, which makes him some sort of bad ass super zombie!!! (That runs around in a big black trench coat)

Nudity: None.

Gore: Surprisingly, not as much as I expected. From the description, you would think this was some kind of splatterfest where there's a ton of bloodshed. There is a lot of blood and gore but nothing over the top.

Awesome: Very. I definitely think this is one of the more underrated films, although I could probably see why. With the confusing story, I had a bit of trouble trying to follow it at first but it got really interesting once it started to unfold. One of my favorite parts has to be after he kills a horse and brings it back with a spell, the horse has these white eyes and looked like it was rabid or something. The family and the brothers are trying to barricade the doors and windows when suddenly the horse bashes through and bites a guy then drags him out. Then it busts in and starts going apeshit on everyone, looked kinda like a demon horse and that was a little creepy.