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2/10
wusssj
ops-525357 January 2020
2 minus that is.... its no more than a layman with a hd-cam drone production. very primitive and lousy soundwork.couldve been great if made in the early 1970's.

no recommend from the grumpy ol man
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2/10
Whodunnit
BandSAboutMovies31 January 2020
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Private investigator Abel Walker along with his cameraman, Jim, are on the hunt for a missing woman. As they unravel the mystery of her disappearance, they become caught in a sick and violent game that will end in murder.

Bloodhound comes from writer/director Jason R.Miller, who produced 2010's Frozen - not the cartoon, the one on a ski lift - as well as Hatchet II and Chillerama. As part of Skull Tree FX, he also did visual effects for Hatchet III, Beyond the Gates and Sequence Break.

It stars Ed Ackerman (Frozen, 17 Again), David Foy (Hatchet II), Miles Dougal (Director's Cut, Detroit Rock City), Jess Allen (Broken Glass) and Silvia Moore (Lords of Salem, Chillerama).

Much of the film is shot found footage style, which will either add or distract to your enjoyment of the movie.
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5/10
My Review Of "Blood Hound"
ASouthernHorrorFan4 February 2020
"Blood Hound" begins a bit sketchy. The throwback noir homage with classic p.i narration over video diary cam work made me a bit apprehensive. But- full disclosure- I am kind of hyper-critical when it comes to found footage story telling. Still I did stick with the film, to give Miller's concept a chance. It is a great story idea, a private eye crossing paths with a very scary group and a situation that is deadly beyond the standard case.

The writing does have some moments of strong suspense and thrilling concepts. However there is a lot of the material that should have been re-evaluated or fleshed out more. The acting is decent, even in scenes that don't flow as smooth as they need to. It does get a little boring waiting for the energy and story to reach a level of suspense that says "horror". It takes nearly 50 minutes.

The story pace does amp up. The darker, scarier aspect of the story is entertaining. Still nothing really manifests to truly qualify as horror. "Blood Hound" does reach decent thriller level story telling. A couple of jump scares worked on me. Overall the film falls somewhat short of expectations, but there is enough here to find an audience. Just suspend disbelief and give yourself over to the found footage choice.
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5/10
OK Camcorder Film Noir Benefits From Good Lead Performance
jfrentzen-942-20421122 January 2020
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Private investigator Abel Walker (Ed Ackerman) hires Lee Brady (Jess Allen) to videotape his latest, "Case 25," in which a man hires him to locate his missing ex-wife; no matter that the guy admits he hates the woman and she hates him. Walker takes the case, though, with Brady dutifully following him with two video cameras as they head down a rabbit hole that, in true film noir fashion, pulls them into the seamier side of Los Angeles where they swiftly get in over their heads. The plot of BLOODHOUND tries to emulate Philip Marlowe but after awhile enters Columbo territory, with twists that lead to a supposed "a-ha" moment that plays more like an, "oh well." The pleasant surprise here is Ackerman's quirky, slightly bug-eyed performance as the slovenly and not entirely logical Walker, which takes after Columbo a bit and basically holds the movie together. Fake snuff photos; tours of the streets of L.A.; knife-wielding maniacs; bloody dismemberment in a box, a la SEVEN; not one but two prologues that do not connect to the rest of the movie; a nude scene we wish we hadn't seen; and a lot of dickering over whether or not to call the cops. One good scare involves a very subtle camera move. The filmmakers did a decent job considering the micro-budget involved.
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8/10
Smart little movie!
Dennis-9971014 January 2020
Abel Walker and his cameraman, Jim are on the hunt for a missing woman. As the plot thickens they find more than twists, and turns. They get mixed up in a game of murder.

While the plot sounds straightforward, the film is anything but. Writer/Director Jason R Miller has created a unique mix of neo-noir and thriller packed into this gritty little film that takes to the streets of Los Angeles and shows the darker side off like few films could.

The docu-style technique makes the audience feel like we are a part of Abel Walker's investigation. Ed Ackerman's performance as Abel Walker really gets us invested in this who-done-it story.

Another element I enjoyed is the film's slick '80s style synth score. It completes the mood of this unique film.
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5/10
Stay Focused
nogodnomasters20 January 2020
Warning: Spoilers
Abel Walker (Ed Ackerman) is a private investigator. Tim (Yanni Walker) is his cameraman who films everything so we can have a found footage film. They are investigating the disappearance of Maria Augustine (Silvia Moore). Bill Augustine (Miles Dougal) is the ex-husband who hired the detective. He loathes his ex-wife and the feeling was mutual.

The story does some build-up of Abel and then jumps into a case that has a nice twist. I am not a fan of found footage but I did like the twist.

Guide: F-word. Nudity (Silvia Moore)
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