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The Bleeding -- Surrounded by carnage, slaughter, brutal crashes, and dozens of bloodthirsty vampires, Shawn Black is in a race to save the world from pure evil.  Kat Von D (TV's L.A. Ink), Michael Madsen (RESERVOIR DOGS), and DMX (EXIT WOUNDS) co-star in this horror-thriller packed with high-speed mayhem and total supernatural carnage.
The Bleeding -- A young man embraces his destiny as he hunts the vampire pack who killed his parents.


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Vinnie Jones ... Cain

Michael Madsen ... Father Roy

Armand Assante ... Jake Plummer

DMX ... Tagg

Vanessa Vander Pluym ... Cain's Court

William McNamara ... Dan Williams

Krista Ayne ... Factory Girl 1

Katherine von Drachenberg ... Vanya

Crystal Lonneberg ... Tattooed Vampire

Nancy Young ... Nurse

Kathy Sue Holtorf ... Vampire victim

Terence J. Rotolo ... Bartender

Tony Schiena ... Johnny the perv

Erin Hunter ... Woman 2

Madison Moss ... Jenny (as Madison Weidberg)

Jana Allen ... Street Walker

Monique Zordan ... Factory Girl 2
Rachelle Leah ... Lena
Michael Matthias ... Shawn Black

Janine Lorraine ... Rave Girl (as Janine Lorraine)

Robert Capelli Jr. ... Jay K
Rootie Boyd ... Cain's Court

Sean LeeRoy ... Raver / Vampire Bodyguard
Anne-Lise Jacobsen ... Vampire-cains
Joe Montanti ... Blacks Dad
Jaqueline Martini ... Bloody Victim
Gino Lucci ... Band Leader
Joseph Daggs ... Vampire

Sindy Espitia ... Katya
Amanda O'Connor ... Raver / Bloody Victim
Kendel Colbie Scott ... Raver / Bloody victim
Erica DiMarzo ... Club Victim
May Miller ... Woman 1
Fabiano Iha ... Mime
Marquand Ragland ... Raver
John Lewis III ... Raver
Lucy Spain ... Waitress
Jill Marie Tefft ... Vampire Victim
Derek Bordeaux ... Vampire Guard
Candice Somersett ... Rave girl
Brandon Nikia Warren ... Feature vampire
Aubree Danielle ... Vampire
Bryan Smith ... Vampire
Gianluca Siciliano ... Club Greeter
Edgar Maddison Welch ... Raver / victim
Pittsburgh Slim ... Crash
James Seppelfrick ... Org
Michael H. Brugos ... Raver (uncredited)
Dennis Farrell ... Vampire / Raver (uncredited)

Cody Lowe ... Vampire (uncredited)

Directed by
Charlie Picerni 
Writing credits
Lance Lane (screenplay)

Produced by
Gordon Bijelonic .... producer
Marc Bikindou .... executive producer
Frank Capra III .... executive producer
Joe Di Maio .... producer
Patrick Durham .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... executive producer
George Furla .... executive producer
Jeremy Kientz .... post producer
Lance Lane .... co-producer
Michael Matthias .... producer
Carole Peterman .... co-producer
Michael Tadross Jr. .... producer
Charbel Youssef .... co-producer
Original Music by
Justin Caine Burnett 
Cinematography by
Tom Priestley Jr. 
Film Editing by
dB Bracamontes 
Brad E. Wilhite 
Casting by
Kathleen Chopin 
Production Design by
Steven Legler 
Set Decoration by
Tim Pope 
Costume Design by
Leigh Leverett 
Makeup Department
Anthony Brooks .... makeup artist
Jennifer Chavez .... additional makeup
David Halsey .... assistant hair stylist
Erin Keith .... assistant special effects makeup
Kelly E. Marlow .... hair stylist (as Kelly Caldwell)
Bill McCoy .... special makeup effects artist
Conor McCullagh .... key makeup effects (as Connor McCullagh)
Kim Nester .... additional hair stylist
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... makeup department head
Holly Sago .... assistant makeup artist
Joan Shay .... hair department head
Leigh Ann Yandle .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Nelson Khoury .... production supervisor
Carole Peterman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Capra .... second assistant director
Brian Avery Galligan .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Andy Krish .... leadman
Lauren Mallard .... art department coordinator
Lauren Mallard .... graphic artist
John Sanders .... property master
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser
Jason Williamson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bradford Bell .... mix tech
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... supervising sound editor (as Avram Gold)
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist
John Skoglund .... sound mixer
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor
Glen Trew .... sound mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Zimbicki .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Aaron John Failing .... special effects assistant
David Hill .... special effects foreman
William Purcell .... special effects coordinator
Robert 'Lucky' Rieker .... special effects technician
Morgan McMath Rogers .... special effects technician
Joseph Quinn Simpkins .... special effects technician
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
James L. Bills .... visual effects artist
Sebastien Betsch .... i/o technical specialist (uncredited)
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double
Tom Bergman .... stunts (as Tom Bruggeman)
John Copeman .... utility stunts
Justin De Rosa .... stunt performer
Jim Ford .... stunt double: b.m.x. rider
Louie Franco .... motorcycle stunts
Dale Frye .... stunt performer
John Gilbert .... stunts
Terra Grant .... stunt performer
Kevin Hall .... stunt double
G. Grant Jewett .... stunt performer
Michael Li .... stunt rigger
Jeff Medeiros .... stunt driver
George Mederos .... stunts
Dino Muccio .... stunt performer
Charlie Picerni .... stunt consultant
Steve Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Terence J. Rotolo .... stunts
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt driver
Jimmie Lee Sessoms .... stunt performer
Van Vander Pluym .... stunts
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunt performer (as Spice Williams-Crosby)
Kyle Woods .... motorcycle stunts
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Kat Von D
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bader .... camera loader
Eric Bartsch .... key grip
Jason Bellitto .... assistant camera
Chrys Blackstone .... electrician
Troy Blischok .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Darwin Brandis .... electrician
Ray Brislin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jarrett Bumgarner .... second assistant camera
Simon Carey .... condor pilot (credited)
Simon Carey .... electric rigging best boy (credited)
Troy Carlton .... dolly grip
Keith Cutler .... electrician
John Domoney .... still photographer
Brian Johnston .... grip
Charles Laughon .... video playback operator
Jordan Lindsay .... video playback assistant
Griffin McCann .... camera production assistant
Marcus Mizelle .... grip
Terry O'Deen .... gaffer
Andrea Redder .... additional second assistant camera
Benjamin Semanoff .... Steadicam operator
Benjamin Semanoff .... camera operator: "a" camera
Greg Taylor .... electrician
John Verardi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Charles B. Walker .... rigging gaffer
Jessica Ward .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bo Webb .... director of photography: second unit
Sean Yaple .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Anne Davison .... casting associate
David Schifter .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shea Masterson .... costume supervisor
Dawn M. Williams .... key costumer
Jessica Williamson .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Travis Flynn .... DI colorist
David Marks .... first assistant editor
Jesse Wagler .... digital intermediate editor: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Transportation Department
Stacy Barnhill .... inset car driver
Larry Wayne Boswell .... picture car mechanic
Neil Castles Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Skip Long .... transportation captain
Gino Lucci .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Ryan Bennett .... co-key set production assistant
James L. Bills .... epk director
Michelle Lee Brown .... key craft service
Cédric Gonella .... distribution
Will Griffin .... production assistant
Jessica D. Johnson .... additional set medic
Michael L. Kuhn .... production assistant
Meg Lansaw .... production assistant
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec .... co-key set production assistant: basecamp
Jenna Mazer .... accounting assistant
Shane McCarthy .... production assistant
Orchid Ra .... stand-in
Andrea Redder .... set production assistant
Andy Sleet .... location manager
Jennifer Small .... production assistant
Scott Smith .... key location assistant
Justin Soponis .... production coordinator
Kara B. Still .... script supervisor
Pamela Williamson .... production accountant
Sean Dubravac .... special thanks
Matt Ilczuk .... special thanks
Jonathan Sachar .... very special thanks

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA (2010) | Germany:18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #46017)

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Continuity: During the chase scene towards the end of the film, Cain is shown firing his revolver at least 9 times without reloading.See more »


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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Symbolic of everything wrong with action/horror hybrids today, 6 March 2011
Author: lovecraft231 from United States

When you look at the cast for "The Bleeding", aside from star Michael Matthias, this looks like a dream cast for people that watch direct to DVD garbage. Vinnie Jones! Rapper DMX! Michael Madsen! Armand Assante! Tony Schiena (here billed as "Johnny the Perv")! UFC host Rachael Leah! Reality star Kat Von D! It looks too good to be true, like the ultimate DVD movie cast. Well, it was actually released exclusively in New York as far as theatrical releases are concerned, so it's almost a straight to DVD movie. It's also bad-and I mean painfully so.

Shawn Black (Matthias, who also serves as a producer-this is essentially a vanity piece for the him) has returned from Afghanistan, with his parents murdered, and his brother dead in battle. Well, it turns out his brother is now a vampire named Cain (Jones), and that he is "the slayer", or a man who must vanquish such evil from the world. Aided by a rather gun happy, unorthodox priest (Madsen), Black must go to an abandoned factory turned nightclub, where Cain and his vampire brethren are hiding.

A pastiche picture mixing "Blade", "From Dusk 'till Dawn", "The Fast and the Furious", "Boondock Saints" as well as other obnoxious Tarantino knock-offs and at one point, a pinch of "Hostel", "The Bleeding" is symbolic of everything wrong with action/horror hybrids today. The editing is all over the place, the action scenes aren't all that exciting, the score is a strictly pro-tools affair, the direction is lacking, and you really don't care about anything that happens. In a lot of ways, this is also reminiscent of a lot of bad direct to DVD action movies, but this one takes it to different levels. The whole thing is lazy, and clearly made to be a breakout vehicle for poor man's Vin Diesel star Matthias. I mean sure, the gore and make-up effects are good, and there's boobs, but it isn't anything you haven't seen already.

To make things worse, nobody here really seems to give a damn. Several of the stars-Assante, DMX and Kat Von D-are merely given tiny roles and cameo appearances, with DMX only being there to provide crucial plot information and get killed off, Von D to get some blood on her after biting a girl's neck, and Assante being a poor man's version of an old western movie standard (he even calls the movie "a futuristic western" in an interview that serves as a special feature.)

The rest of the cast doesn't even seem to be trying for the most part. DMX is clearly just there for the paycheck, while even Matthias and the narration he provides seems to be screaming "get me out of here." Only Madsen and Jones seem to be trying, and even they can't do anything worth a damn due to the script-Jones in particular is given a goofy looking wig and bad American accent. The movie can't even work on an unintentional comedy level. One liners meant to be cleaver are just awkward, and even the site of Vinnie Jones in a bad 70's exploitation hair style can't register.

"The Bleeding" is just bad, and even not on a camp level. It's just painfully bad, and the kind of thing that usually get's dumped to DVD and forgotten and is not given a weekend long theatrical run. Avoid like a vampire shown a crucifix.

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