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Bloodlock (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror
Christine and her husband Barry have bought an old fixer upper in a small town, using her recent inheritance, believing that fixing it up and a fresh start, will help her recover from a ... See full summary »

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Ashley Gallo ...
Christine
Gregg Biamonte ...
Luke
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Edwina
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Barry
Nick Foot ...
The Master
Karen Fox ...
Lisa
Dirk Hermance ...
Foster
Larry Froehlich ...
Mayor
William Victor Schotten ...
Detective (as William V. Schotten)
Leah Winebold ...
Teenager
David Caleris ...
C.S.I. (as Dave Caleris)
Amanda Baker ...
Police Secretary
Gene Caleris ...
Jerry Worhold
Lou O'Neill ...
Himself
Arthur Leo Collins ...
Hippie (as Arthur Collins)
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Christine and her husband Barry have bought an old fixer upper in a small town, using her recent inheritance, believing that fixing it up and a fresh start, will help her recover from a near nervous breakdown. Christine has invited her sister Lisa to move in with them unaware that she is having an affair with husband Barry. Barry, a police detective, only stays with Christine for her money and is looking a way to rid himself permanently of her. Lisa flirts with Barry under Christine?s nose delighting in the thrill of the possibility of being discovered. They find a secret room in the basement laundry with a heavy, titanium door with a cross and mystical writings, locked by an intricate mechanism. They joke about it but only as a way of coping with the mounting fear that it hides something horrible. Christine is tormented by the door, and tries and fails to break the lock to see what?s inside. A kooky, old, murderous, couple next door, however, know the secret behind the door from the ... Written by Tom McLaughlin

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The director needed to hire a real writer and f/x technician, not to mention better actors
17 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

The plot of "Bloodlock" (2008) revolves around vampire locked in the basement of a house for decades and is unleashed when a couple purchases the home. The story is complicated by a love triangle wherein the husband wants to gaslight his wife for her sister who thinks she's hotter than she is, as well as a subplot involving an occultic old couple who will do anything to attain the immortality the imprisoned vampire offers.

I knew this was a no-budget independent movie before viewing and, with this in mind, the opening is promising, but it quickly devolves from there due to a lousy script, bad acting, bad flow (in certain sequences) and effects that are anything but special. It's more like a student movie than a legitimate independent film and, overall, is bottom-of-the-barrel filmmaking.

That said, there are quite a few things I appreciate. For one, I enjoy seeing the work of amateur filmmakers and I think the director has what it takes but, in this case, he needed to hire a real writer, better actors and an FX technician, not to mention cut out filler material that pads the runtime. I also enjoyed the Youngstown, Ohio, area locations of which the director doesn't really take advantage. As it's filmed, it could've been shot in any big town in the Northern USA or Canada.

A couple of the actors are actually decent despite the lousy script, particularly the main protagonist, Christine, played by the distinctive Ashley Gallo, and, less so, the guy who plays Luke the locksmith. Ashley could go on to better things if she plays her cards right.

The movie runs 89 Minutes.

GRADE: D


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