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    Mother to be Sarah and her husband have just moved into a house in the sticks and are throwing a lil’ shindig to christen the new digs. As the gang commence to jawing, the subject of amateur ghost hunting comes up (as it naturally does at such gatherings). Well it just so happens that there is a burnt out old prison (which of course had immolated with the inmates inside) nearby, so the friends decide to check it out (I mean those glimpses of rather pissed hillbillies our heroes keep seeing couldn’t possibly portend any sort of impending preternatural doom or anything). So, Sarah plays designated driver, drops the fools off at their playdate with death and attempts to head home, but instead falls victim to one of those ghost related auto accidents (the number one killer of women ages twenty to thirty six). A maelstrom of peril, bloodshed, ghosts that can bite you from twenty feet away, and burger grilling rages forth!

    I have to tell you fiends; Bleed is a damn fine fright flick! You get a creepy cornucopia of hillbilly cults, ghosts, a perfect location for the majority of the supernatural shenanigans to go down, the tension of a pregnant woman womb deep into the horror biz, and attractive folks meeting ugly ends…there’s also butterflies because, umm…who the F knows? But the sequence they are in was cool, so whatevs. So, yeah…there’s a lot going on, and it hits like a jackhammer, because praise Dagon the makers of this baby realized that an hour and twenty minutes was all they needed to throw this beastly barrage our way! Also of note are the unique specters and the fair amount of red sauce they splash across the screen, and the absolutely out of control climax of the flick.

    As far as the negatives; there is a bit of ambiguity to the backstory that might not be everyone’s cup of terror tea (although I enjoyed it), and there is an instance of green screen that is laughably horrendous (which is really odd as the rest of the effects on display in this picture were top shelf). Anyway; very minor points, so way to go Bleed, you nailed it bro!

    To put a fork in it; Bleed is one hell of a fright flick; it’s fast paced, at times brutal, and filled to the brim with the ghoulish goings-on that aficionados of the arcane will likely dig, and I loved the hell out of it!

    Daniel XIII
    Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

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