Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blood Creek

Nazis make such excellent horror movie villains. And Nazis who live forever? Now that's horrifying! Blood Creek is a 2009 horror film we had never heard of. The Younger Son came across it cheap at Target, and who can resist a horror movie in which a Nazi who lives forever is the evil force? Joel Schumacher directs. Michael Fassbender plays the villain. We got a kick out of it, because, well, Nazi evil!


Moria hates the director but says he "manages to do a halfway reasonable job of making [this film] work". Dread Central says it's worth watching but that "The script in this one (which was rewritten by Schumacher) cripples what would otherwise be an effective, nasty little horror film." DVD Talk has a negative review, saying, "Not a complete wash-out, "Blood Creek" has a few motivated moments of viciousness". Quiet Earth says,
It's all very silly to be sure, but Michael Fassbender, Dominic Purcell and Henry Cavill elevate this small, locked-in-a-farmhouse vampire yarn with some great performances, while Joel "nipple suit" Schumacher is actually in fine form, delivering what is probably his tightest direction since Tigerland. The film is also surprisingly cinematic. ... Unfortunately David Kajganich's script killed the rating on this one.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 33%.

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