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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

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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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Book of Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Barker referred to this as essentially "a haunted house" story. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Unchain My Heart
Written by Bobby Sharp (uncredited) and Teddy Powell (uncredited)
Performed by Natasha Miller
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Mess, with some good attempts.
9 March 2009 | by vikmoSee all my reviews

Saw this movie on 7th of march at the fantasy film fest nights in Hamburg. What a mess of a film. Unbelievable Characters with unbelievable actions without any point. Dramatic situations change into scenes like this: "OK, something supernatural just happened here what i was working and waiting for all my life, which i have never expected to happen, and which scared the hell out of me, but hey, although its dangerous and i am wounded - ah, lets just have sex..." ??? The plot jumps from one "topic" to another and everything is getting so confused that you just don't get the goal of this movie. Was it about ghosts, childhood trauma, erotic fantasies or about voyeurs? All these Topics put together in one movie make all the good, dramatic aspects look just laughable. The climax was simply ridiculous too, so to sum it all up - it was a mess of a movie with some good attempts, shocking effects and some nice visuals, but complete absence of credibility. Not worth watching it.


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