Jess, a newly separated mother and nurse, moves into her old family farmhouse with Tyler, her teenage daughter, and Owen, her eight-year-old son. One night, the family dog senses something in the woods and runs off to find it. He returns a couple of days later and attacks Owen, savagely biting him before Jess is able to intervene. Owen is rushed to the hospital. His condition worsens, and no one can figure out why... until Jess discovers a disturbing cure...
Blood (2022) is a movie currently available on Hulu. The storyline follows a mother going through a divorce that moves into a family home in the country with her two children. One day her son is unexpectedly bitten by their dog and develops a strange blood condition...where he needs to eat/drink blood to stay healthy. The mother does her best to hide her sons condition while navigating her divorce and job...
This movie is directed by Brad Anderson (Session 9) and stars Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone), Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (Dreamkatcher), June B. Wilde (Final Destination 5) and Danika Frederick (I Still See You).
The storyline for this is well written and does a great job of establishing the family dynamics and circumstances. The cast is well selected and the acting is excellent. Everything felt authentic. However, the horror elements are under developed. The dog attack scene definitely wasn't a Cujo caliber sequence. They did do a good job depicting the son's evolution as his condition got worse. The horror was more around dealing with the circumstances over actual attacks and kills. The entire situation does feel relatable down to the final scene, which could have been better but was also fairly realistic.
Overall, this is an above average addition to the horror genre that I would score a 6/10 and recommend seeing once.
Reviewed by lojitsu7 / 10
This was a decent watch, but a predictable story.
Here's The 4K Lowedown on "Blood" (NR - 2022 - Vudu)
A separated mother who is a nurse moves with her daughter and young son Owen back into her old farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen is bitten by the dog, resulting in a mysterious infection from the bite.
"A mother would do anything for her child." This was pretty good...plays as more of a drama at first but then hits the deep end about halfway through. The foreshadowing was almost spelling the story out if you are paying attention. There is also a mid-credit scene to checkout that I liked. All in all, This was a decent watch for horror or thriller fans.
Reviewed by destiny_west5 / 10
I wanted to like it.
When I saw Blood had Skeet Ulrich in it, I thought - okay this won't be a bad movie.
And I'm not saying that the film is bad. It had a good story idea, but just really fell flat for me, and dragged on way too long. It was highly predictable too, but I guess it is hard not to be with what is a 'vampire' film.
I'm not going to knock the acting, it was fine. The sets were fine, the directing was fine. It just didn't have me on the edge of my seat and I was struggling to watch it come the mid way mark.
I think it was just badly executed. It needed more action, it needed to have at least 28 minutes shaved off it.
The special effects makeup was quite poor as well, especially towards the end of the film.
I really don't know what else to say, apart from yeah it just left me feeling a bit blah.
Would I recommend Blood? Probably not. I really gained nothing from it.
It is really a very slow burn that really doesn't take you anywhere, besides what needs to be done.