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The young woman climbs over the railing of the bridge as the wind stirs around her.  It is a beautiful day; full of sunshine and green fields that stretch on toward the horizon.  Endless and carefree.  For her, though, with no other choice, all she can feel is THE END.  She looks down at the water way below her.  The choice is clear.  There is no turning back . . .

. . . and so she jumps, giving in to the swirling forces around her as they guide her fall to the water below.

"This may be a low budget film but its execution is as deadly as its conclusion."


The scene is a haunting one.  Especially when she realizes, after being pulled from the water, that she cannot die.  It is due to an ancient and very binding pact.  That is what drives this haunted tale of sacrifice forward.  For one family, their gift of power unlimited has unforeseen consequences . . . as such things often do. 

Open the veins now and let the blood flow.  The tragedy inherent in this sensitive tale of blood lust practically writes itself.  Blood Bound, starring Ross Wellinger (Then That Happened), Joseph Melendez (The Americans), Eden Brolin (Beyond), Rosa Arredondo (Roswell, New Mexico), Gerald McCullouch (C.S.I), and Cobra Kais Vanessa Rubio, is an illuminating experience – surrounding itself with the music of the natural world – as it tells a very REAL story about a very UNREAL experience.

As dusty and as unmoving as supernatural contracts are, especially with powerful spirits, they are also damned threatening . . . to everybody involved.  That is the case here in Blood Bound, a film that, if there was any justice in the world, would unseat the WHOLE of the Twilight series when it comes to popular supernatural love stories.  With strong occult leanings and a morbidly fascinating tale, thanks to Wellinger’s performance as the tormented character of David, this tale – set in the very natural world of rural communities – goes dark quickly and it stays there with a poetry that is spellbinding and honest.

Blood Bound, beautifully photographed and tense as hell, is not a typical tale of teenage angst; however, and, with a trunk full of money as its hook, a small town is about to get rocked hard by one family and the trail of dead they leave in their wake. Nothing will be the same once Kerry, all of 18, discovers that she’s being targeted for breeding thanks to a ritual that must be performed every 25 years.  

Bloodbound

Richard LeMay’s supernatural horror film, Blood Bound, is an injection of sobering terror that the genre desperately needs.  Don’t get me wrong; I am all for fun thrills and chills, but when the vibe is as thoughtful and as pitch-perfect as it is in this story about an unnatural family invading a very small town, there can be no argument.  This may be a low budget film but its execution is as deadly as its conclusion. 

From the director of Dementia 13, Blood Bound is available On Demand January 15 from Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment.  It is a film that, for any Hound of Horror, should definitely NOT be missed.

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Bloodbound

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
96 mins
Director
: Richard LeMay
Writer:
Richard LeMay
Cast:
Eden Brolin, Rosa Arredondo, Timothy Hughes
Genre
: Horror
Tagline:
Pray For Her.
Memorable Movie Quote: "This is really a very peaceful place."
Theatrical Distributor:
United Artists
Official Site:
Release Date:
November 16, 1976
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
October 11, 2016
Synopsis: Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

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