Family Blood

2018

Horror / Thriller

17
IMDb Rating 4.4 10 746

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Reviewed by napopincelli 4 / 10

Junky vampires will rule the world!

Do you remember the subtlety of certain novels about the addiction to blood of the night creatures and its metaphors? Now, forget about it, because Family Blood will try to force down your throat the comparison between drugs and vampirism.

Despite the title of my review, Family Blood is not a horror-comedy. In fact, this is a horror-drama, produced by Blumhouse and distributed by Netflix, that centres on Ellie (Vinessa Shaw), a recovering drug addict who has just moved to a new city with her two teenage children. Ellie joins a support group, where she meets shady guy Christopher (James Ransone, Sinister 2), who helps the woman get past her addiction by providing her with a new one, for blood! Family Blood has a few enjoyable aspects. To begin with, the movie really tries to be original and tackle vampirism in a fresh, unconventional way: we see Ellie going to the phases of transformation and how they affect her life and the life of her children. Yet, albeit riddled with jump-scares (some of them fake), this movie creates a genuine tension during the first hour. This is backed up and strengthened by the very well-crafted technical features: very reminiscing of Let The Right One In (the remake, not the original) in terms of atmosphere and camera-work, Family Blood builds up its story through a sombre and dark tone. In general, the production values are really good and little cookie-cutter (surprisingly so for a Blumhouse production). Despite the Uwe Boll-esque CGI blood utilised during the last 20 minutes of the film, which really looked fake and cheap, the violence in the movie is quite effective and it's helped by the fact that many actions are only implied rather than shown. Unfortunately, that's about it. For starter, the acting is atrocious: I honestly wouldn't know whether to blame the cast (Ransone and Shaw never convinced me as actors) or the directing, since it's entirely plausible the director told them "just act and speak you're under suppressants okay?" I mean, this kind of line delivery makes sense for Shaw, since her character is kind of supposed to look and sound like an annoying, boring woman. It's inexplicable for all the others though. Aside from the performances, Family Blood suffers enormously from pacing issues. By that I don't mean the pace isn't balanced, more so all the scenes (excluding the last 20 minutes) are equally boring: I know, what one finds boring might be extremely exciting for others - heck, some of my favourite movies are considered boring by most - but here the movie is overall uneventful, every sequence drags for too long. In all honestly, I dozed off a couple of times while I was watching this flick. The aspect that bothered me the most, however, is the over-the-top and spoon-feeding social commentary (or agenda?) the movie is trying to push. Vampirism is shown as a metaphor for drug addiction, which is an old but interesting concept. The problem is that this concept is executed in an obvious and annoying way, which makes it impossible (at least for me) to be affected or involved by the idea. Horror movies can be a very powerful tool to convey a strong and important social commentary and several great horror films were able to pull that off. In Family Blood that doesn't happen, because the filmmakers were most likely too focused on making sure the message didn't get lost for anybody. The result is a superficial social commentary that is neither original nor impactful. This is the third Blumhouse flick I watched and reviewed so far this year: Family Blood surely isn't as wrenched and laughable as Truth or Dare, but it's also far from being as good and interesting as Stephanie. Check it out if you're into vampire flicks, just don't expect anything other than a little creepy movie that would help you catch some sleep. Check out this, and my other reviews at https://horrorworld.reviews/ Family Blood 4.5/10

Reviewed by clintstevens 1 / 10

Just Awful And Sloooooow

I always like a good scary movie, but this one isn't scary or good. Absolutely NOTHING happens the first 30 minutes, and it gets worse from there. The only cast member i was familiar with was James Ransome, who starred in 'Ken Park'...and I can still see his famous scene from that movie in my mind's eye, and believe me, it was 100 times scarier than his role here (Google it). I have no idea where Netflix finds these turkeys. It seems for every decent flick, there are ten that should never have seen the light of day, and I'm being generous. Don't waste your time.

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 4 / 10

Lost Between Drama and Horror

The drug addicted Ellie (Vinessa Shaw) is trying to stay clean, attending meetings of a support group for persons who are struggling with drug addiction. She has just recovered the custody of her teenage son Kyle (Colin Ford) and daughter Amy (Eloise Lushina) and moved to a new city with a job got by a professor friend of her. However her second chance in life is affected by her addiction and Ellie uses pills again in a lonely park during the night. But her new acquaintance in the group Christopher (James Ransone) is indeed a vampire and he decides to turn Ellie into one to save her from the drugs. Soon Kyle and Amy see the change of behavior of their mother while Ellie discovers that she is a vampire. What will happen to Ellie and her children?

"Family Blood" is a film lost between drama and horror; consequently does not work well. The beginning of the screenplay is a complete mess and the characters are not well developed. Cristopher´s motive to turn Ellie into a vampire is poor and unconvincing. The gore conclusion is terrible. My vote is four.

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