Director: Richard LeMay
Cast: Timothy Hughes, Rosa Arredondo, Eden Brolin
Production Company: Bloodline Productions
Runtime: 96 minutes
Power always comes with a price. It stands to reason that arcane power must come at the ultimate price. From the director of Dementia 13 (2017) comes a story steeped in the occult. Blood Bound (2019) is a journey into the world of witchcraft and suffering.
In the movie, Kerry and her friends are targeted by a cursed family with unlimited power and a dark secret. The evil clan is bound by an ancient pact and must indulge in human sacrifice to survive. One of their victims must be a family member…
Kerry is impregnated by a member of the clan in order to fulfill a sinister ritual. Can she possibly find a way out of this supernatural burden?
Eden Brolin from Manson’s Lost Girls (2016) gives a complex performance in the role of Kerry. She has a challenging set of circumstances to deal with and a lot of different emotions to convey. Brolin has what it takes to create a flawed character that is still likable.
The movie also features Eric Nelsen from Nightmare Cinema (2018) as Sean. He’s often brooding, but his character is still multidemensional. Kevin Spirtas from The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984) and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) has a cameo role too.
Blood Bound creates its own monstrous mythology that is both engrossing and original. It draws from mystic concepts you’ve seen before, but presents them in ways that are fresh and entertaining. This one is much more about story development rather than cheap scares.
There are a few other films that I would compare to this one. It has a forbidden romance like Twilight (2008) and a similar take on divine restitution as Drag Me to Hell (2009). The unknown fate of Kerry’s unborn child reminded me a lot of Rosemary’s Baby (1968).
Blood Bound will draw you in from the very start. It begins as a thriller and surreptitious morphs into something much darker. Once you’ve made a pact to see it, you’ll find it’s a hard one to break…
– John Migliore
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