An unconventional take on what is essentially a modern day vampire story, Blood is out now on Digital VOD platforms.
Directed by Brad Anderson (Session 9) and written by Will Honley, the thriller stars Michelle Monaghan as a mother who results to drastically frightening measures to help her young son when he develops a craving for blood after being bitten by the family’s dog.
The official synopsis: Jess (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband (Skeet Ulrich), moves her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and young son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) back into her family farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen’s dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When the dog attacks and bites him, the resulting infection grows more shocking as Owen’s behavior becomes frightening and deadly. As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive.
The film is full of tension and foreboding dread, and just as the boy is slowly transforming, so too is his mother in other ways, as it begs the question how far you would go to save someone that you love.
Monaghan delivers a career-best performance as Jess descends deeper into her frantic fight to prolong Owen’s life. Finlay Wojtak-Hissong and Skylar Morgan Jones, the young actors who play Owen and Tyler, respectively, are both excellent in their demanding roles, while Ulrich perfectly embodies Jess’s less than sympathetic ex.
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