The characters of Patricia and Lucy were originally written for writer/director Jason Torrey's friend Jeffrey Thomas and his son Colin Thomas and the characters were male. The Lucy character, even as the alternative male version, was written as autistic because Thomas's son Colin is autistic. The subject of autism interests Torrey quite a bit, one of his three daughters was diagnosed as autistic in 2008. Torrey explains, "I wanted to have a character that sees the killer in the act, but doesn't quite know how to articulate what was seen, but knows full well that danger is near and she and her mother must get somewhere safe. Having an autistic child myself I knew that I could write this in, make it plausible and have it work on both and intellectual and emotional level." The parts eventually went to a mother and daughter pair of local actors, this is why the characters were made female. But the two actresses ended up leaving the film before photography commenced. The part of Lucy went to Popi Kapiris, who met the director at a cast and crew meet and greet they held on July 4th, 2010 (the day before principal photography began) and the part of Patricia was given to Torrey's wife Sherry, who took the role reluctantly, but ended up turning in one of the best performances in the film. See more »
The film was originally screened without any credits as an artistic choice. The film now screens with full ending credits but still opens with no title or opening 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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