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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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Official Sites:

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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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Not As Good As I Hoped
23 July 2009 | by mbauleSee all my reviews

I saw this at the fantasia film festival. Since I am a huge Clive Barker fan and have read the Books of Blood I had very high expectations for this movie. But it really let me down. It was not very exciting at all. None of the characters were interesting. I didn't feel like I was experiencing Clive Barker's stories at all. The effects were cool and there was plenty of violence just like I expected. But I didn't relate to any of the characters like I did in the book. It was still interesting to see a budget take on this type of story and I was definitely creeped out by some of the events in Tollington House. But it was almost like I kept waiting for it to get good, and it never did.


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