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Book of Blood (2009)

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A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.

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John Harrison

Writers:

John Harrison (screenplay), Darin Silverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Armstrong ... Simon McNeal
Sophie Ward ... Mary Florescu
Clive Russell ... Wyburd
Paul Blair Paul Blair ... Reg Fuller
Romana Abercromby Romana Abercromby ... Janie
Simon Bamford ... Derek
Doug Bradley ... Tollington
Gowan Calder Gowan Calder ... Janie's Mother
Graham Colquhoun Graham Colquhoun ... Simon's Father
Marcus Macleod ... Janie's Father
James McAnerney James McAnerney ... Dr. Nigel Blake
Joy McBrinn ... Waitress
Charlie McFadden Charlie McFadden ... Joanne
Jack North Jack North ... Simon (age 11)
Andrew Scott-Ramsay Andrew Scott-Ramsay ... Male Student
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Storyline

A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Jonas Armstrong had to have his entire body waxed and cast so the makeup and prop department could craft his character's skin to fit and match his torso perfectly. See more »

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Quotes

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Mary Florescu: The dead have highways, running through the wasteland behind our lives, bearing an endless traffic of departed souls. They can be heard in the broken places of our world, through cracks made out of cruelty, violence, and depravity. They have sign posts, these highways, and crossroads and intersections. And it is at these intersections where the dead mingle, and sometimes spill over into our world.
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Connections

Featured in Clive Barker's Book of Blood: Behind the Scenes (2009) See more »

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Unchain My Heart
Written by Bobby Sharp (uncredited) and Teddy Powell (uncredited)
Performed by Natasha Miller
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Tricky
16 July 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Actually I do like the theme of story. And it has a pretty good ending. The problem is, what lies before that and how the story is treated. While I haven't read the source material (book by Clive Barker), I'm sure it is a far better and more complex story to be found there, which didn't translate to the screen.

Apart from the pacing and a story twist that will leave with a bad feeling (again, I don't know if it's the same in the novel), what really gets to you, is the fact, that the actors are pretty dull. I'm not saying bad, just dull. It's exactly about sympathizing with them, but they leave you more than cold (no pun intended). Which might work for other movies, but not here. Still there are a few scares, it's quite nicely shot and the aforementioned ending ... other than that? Not much!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2009 (Turkey) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$567,723
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1.85 : 1
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