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Blood River (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller, Western | April 2009 (USA)
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A psychological thriller, which explores the destruction of a young couple's seemingly perfect marriage.


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Credited cast:
Andrew Howard ... Joseph
Tess Panzer Tess Panzer ... Summer
Ian Duncan ... Clark
Sarah Essex Sarah Essex ... Inn Keeper
Dillon Borowski Dillon Borowski ... Benny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Athene Noelle Athene Noelle ... Jeze


Clark Ewald and his pregnant wife, Summer, are on their way to her parents. They take a lonely road through the Nevada desert. They pass by a walker dressed like a cowboy and later they stop for the night in a motel. In the morning they return to the road while the cowboy leaves. Fifty miles from the hotel, the couple has a car accident and they decide to walk to the next town. They arrive to find a a ghost town and out of the blue, the stranger arrives and introduces himself as Joseph. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Joseph: I'm the future of the world, only the world don't know it yet...
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Written by Mick Hargreaves, Kurt Reil, Rick Reil, Kristin Pinell
Performed & Produced by The Grip Weeds
Engineered by The Bicker Brothers
Recorded & Mixed at The House of Vibes
Courtesy of Ground Up Records
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Good surprise
2 May 2011 | by gottfridSee all my reviews

When I see a low budget production(that shows) with clever directing and writing, excellent acting and a touch of "new", I feel like sharing my opinion, because certainly it was a nice surprise. I picked it up at local video rental thinking it to be a stinker, or an exploitation film of some kind. What a surprise. A supernatural thriller, and one that, budget considered, delivers.

It works as a religious version of The Hitcher - actually, it seems like it was written by 80s icon Eric Red.

Acting by the not so large cast is way above average, my compliments to all of them. The actor who played Joseph was quite effective, he surely deserves more chances in the big screen. The girl was beautiful, and could act as well. The guy who played the husband also delivers effectivelly.

In a way, the direction has got a touch of Katryn Bigalow in After Dark - the film is pure 80s and I will probably look for more films of this group.

Alternative cinema is not totally lost. It seems to have found its way, when we see films like those. Guys, you did a good job.

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Release Date:

April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Gold Point, Nevada, USA

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