Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
In this crime horror thriller inspired by the style of 70s horror films from directors like Brian De Palma and Dario Argento, an introverted husband and father named Evan, who works as a high school guidance counselor, becomes a brutal vigilante serial killer who targets all those who abuse the children who confide in him, especially if the abusers are their parents.
Scott shines in a shocking and twisted horror film
Seann William Scott was my favourite actor growing up. I was bordering on obsessed with his portrayal of 'Stifler' in the 'American Pie' movies. And even though he didn't have a major role in it, he was in 'Final Destination' one of my favourite movies when I was younger. After that though he's never really been able to find another role that suited him so perfectly. I think he was so damned good as 'Stifler' that even now, 20 years later, he is still type-cast. I guess it was only a matter of time before he turned to a more serious role, and let me tell you, it wasn't half bad.
'Bloodline' makes it very clear very early on that this film is not afraid to go to some dark and shocking places. One of the things the audience is forced to watch in graphic detail early on will stick with me for a while. This continues throughout the film, mostly in the form of excessive violence. I really enjoyed that side of things. To me it showed the passion this character had in regards to what he was doing.
Something the movie does very well is show just how tough having a newborn baby is. In fact I thought to myself during the movie that the true horror story here is actually what they're having to deal with in terms of the baby. Something else I noticed in certain scenes is that Scott is capable of possessing incredibly intense eyes. The stares he gives at certain moments are quite captivating to watch.
There's a lot to like about 'Bloodline' but the biggest concern I'd suggest is the film lacks in conflict a little, especially though the first half. When you look back on it everything went a little too smoothly, and even when the film sets itself up with something hanging out the back of a trunk, it doesn't come to anything. The second half of the film becomes more aware of this and puts it right however.
I would recommend not reading th IMDb synopsis if you haven't already. I'm not sure why they phrased it that way but it is very poor and should be removed. 'Bloodline' is a dark, twisty and shocking horror movie where you never know what is going to happen next. Scott puts his heart and soul into his performance and never phones it in and the result is a very good film that I would highly recommend watching.
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