Blood Conscious

2021

A vacationing family turns the tables on a mass shooter who claims to be fighting demonic forces.

Kevin, his older sister, Brittney, and her fiancé, Tony, set off to their parents’ lakeside cottage expecting a leisurely weekend getaway, but little did they expect the horror that awaits them.

Their holiday turns into a trip from hell as they enter a scene of mass murder, where their parents and neighbours this side of the lake all lie dead.

Terror strikes when the armed murderer confronts them, alleging to be fighting demonic forces that had possessed them all. They pin him down and lock him up in the cellar but soon he claims to not to be alone down there.

As unexpected and traumatic events keep unfolding they will have to find a way to survive the night without turning on each other, or becoming possessed.

Blood Conscious is a smart and gripping elevated genre movie with strong subtexts of American racism and collective delusions.

Genre

Elevated Genre

Language

English

Country

United States

Run Time

80 min

Status

Completed

Director

Timothy Covell

Producer

Christina Behnke

Cast

Oghenero Gbaje
DeShawn White
Lenny Thomas
Nick Damici

Stills

Reviews

“Covell has all the promise of an auteur in the making”

Killer Horror Critic

“A gripping horror-thriller that touches on social commentary”
“[Covell] directs wonderfully, with a fine sense of suspense and pacing”
“Covell makes a stirring feature-length debut as both a writer and a director”

Horror Fuel

“Covell more than succeeds in leaving you hanging on its core question right to the very end”
“A psychological game of paranoia that relies on social dynamics to fuel fear and mistrust”
“Leaves you constantly guessing”

Bloody Disgusting

“The tension is perfectly balanced”
“An ambiguous atmosphere steeped in paranoia built to perfection”

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