Neal Howland, who plays Rick and is a stand in for The Killer, and Evan Howland, who plays The Killer in most of the scenes, are the director's half brothers. Sherrie Lemire, who plays Trish, is Torrey's wife and also the producer of the film. See more »
The film was originally screened without any credits as an artistic choice, the film makers wanted to break from tradition to ensure the audience left feeling unsettled. The film now screens with a title card and full ending credits. See more »
Blood was Everywhere is an attempt at creating a non-traditional slasher film to prove that the genre can be more than a simple Hack-and-Slash gorefest. While it does succeed in doing exactly that, it may also lead to some disappointment. The film tells the story of the people in a small town being plagued by a series of murders committed by an unknown killer. Notice how I said that it's the story of the people in the town. There is little focus on our mysterious antagonist and his screen time is very limited. He doesn't wear a mask like Jason, he doesn't make jokes like Freddy and he doesn't kill in the over the top fashion one might expect from a film of this short. The kills are brief, simple and handled in a very realistic fashion. This gives our villain a more human edge than any other slasher villain and makes him seem more like an actual serial killer than a supernatural monster. The acting is quite good and the characters are much more than simple two-dimensional teens who are out to get drunk and have sex. They are (mostly) all grown adults who have real life problems. Jason Torrey's direction and writing (along with Sherrie Lemire) are fantastic. Each moment of this movie shows how much love. You can tell that this was a very personal project to him and a true labor of love. The film isn't without it's flaws, though. It has a very slow pace and a lot of dialogue scenes feel like they were stretched out to pad out the run time a bit. While it may lend a more natural feeling to the conversations between the characters, it really makes a lot of scenes drag on. Also, despite the title, it isn't that bloody of a movie. A few nice kills here and there, but that's it. Don't go into it expecting a total bloodbath. All in all, I do recommend this film. I believe it's a step above the average indie slasher and proof that the genre really can be more than what it's made out to be. Just a fair warning to slasher fans though, this is very different and you might be disappointed. Go in with an open mind. 7.5/10.
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