View Full Version : Schumacher's BLOOD CREEK out now
09-19-2009, 11:36 PM
There's a new horror flick called Blood Creek that just got dumped into dollar theaters by Lionsgate (kinda like they did with Midnight Meat Train). It's playing near me, but I haven't been able to find out much of anything about it.
Here's the IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450336/
Their synopsis: "A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich." It's directed by Joel Schumacher and stars Dominic Purcell. Town Creek is an earlier alternate title.
I might see it this week. So, keep an eye out for it, and post reviews!
09-20-2009, 01:53 AM
The synopsis for the film sounds intriguing, and I'm definitely interested since it's by Schumacher.
I thought at first this was actually for the 2006 low-budget film also titled Blood Creek (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796305/). :eek1:
09-20-2009, 06:08 AM
If you see it please tell us what you think.
I'd forgotten about this one.When last I had heard about it it was just gonna be called CREEK,I think it was shot with the working title of TOWN CREEK.As Schumacher was involved it certainly wouldn't have been a zero budget cheapie,I guess Lion's Gate just decided to piss another film away ala MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN.I'd see it out of curiousity.
09-22-2009, 02:54 AM
I saw Blood Creek Sunday night. Here's the basic premise (no real spoilers): In the 1930s prologue, a German-American family agree to open their farmstead to a visiting German "scholar." He's actually an Nazi occultist who wants to use a large rune stone on the premises to master the secrets of immortality and raising the dead.
Present day: Dominic Purcell plays an Iraqi war vet who's been missing since returning home some 2 years ago. He shows up, crazed, at his brother's place one night and convinces him to get guns and a boat. They set off down Town Creek (site of many local disappearances) to the old German farm. The family is still alive and unchanged, and the Nazi scientist is now a bloodthirsty vampire. Killing ensues.
This is an okay movie; nothing great but pretty good for what it is (barricaded farmhouse movie). It really feels like one of the better After Dark Horrorfest entries. It's too dark and quickly-cut at times, but it has some cool stuff in it. The Nazi vampire-sorcerer is pretty neat, and he even sends a zombie horse into the house to wreak havoc.
The biggest problem I have is the lack of realistic explanatory dialogue. If I showed up at my brother's pad late one night, half-crazed, telling him to grab us some guns 'cuz we gotta go kill shit for payback, I wouldn't expect him to come along unless I told him why. If I was held captive to feed a Nazi vampire, I would tell him so. Sure, it sounds outlandish, but in the movie the guy has the brutal scars on his body to prove it. But he takes his bro out to the farmhouse without telling or warning him about anything. Lame. That's exactly why I stopped watching Lost.
Anyways, I don't recommend going too far out of your way, but if Blood Creek is playing near you, it's worth checking out for a buck or two. ** 1/2 out of **** stars.
09-22-2009, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the review,if it turns up I'll give it a shot.
09-22-2009, 05:35 PM
Sounds pretty good.
09-25-2009, 09:49 PM
Here's a pic I snapped of the poster:
Saw this a few nights ago at the 2 buck theater. I didn't even know what it was about, ended up checking it out just cuz it had a cool name. Its not bad, but kind of all over the place, it watches like an early Clive Barker novel reads. I'm glad I coughed up the 2 bucks, but would have be disappointed if I played the whole 7.50 to see this in a regular theater.
09-26-2009, 04:14 AM
That's an really impressive poster.
09-27-2009, 12:48 AM
I would definitely be interested in seeing this. I can't figure out why Lionsgate is dumping this in the crapper like they did to Midnight Meat Train.
03-28-2010, 02:35 PM
I thought this was very good. The story was pretty out there yet but I had no problem just going with it. The main antagonist was menacing and the acting pretty good all around. The tension was good but I did think they could of worked on that area a little more. Maybe I just have weakness for Nazi horror films but I ended up enjoying this quite a bit.
I thought this flick was pretty cool. Nothing exceptional, but an entertaining hour and a half and Michael Fassbender was great as always.
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