Trends of Terror 2019: 131 Slapstick Gore Movies

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Blood Craft

The two daughters of a deceased abusive man decide to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Cultists: 
Cleric
Relative: 
Father
4
Earth, water, air, fire, blood, and sperm
5.04
4
6
5.04
1
2
2
Photography
Pace
Plot
The first thing that strikes you, with Blood Craft, is how crisp and well-lit every single shot is. Photographically, the movie looks lavish. The second thing to notice is how layered the story is, going back and forth in time and from one character to another. It doesn’t have a conventional narrative and it teases the audiences by mixing things up.
Some important plot points happened in the past and are revisited with flashbacks and nightmares, which is fine as long as the main timeline moves along. This is a witchcraft horror film in disguise. This is the single element that will make or break the audience. It’s the pivotal plot point, and it’s the hook: two sisters, through a séance, are trying to bring back their abusive father. But why?
There are hints of domestic violence and rape. This movie won’t go easy on you. At least, these subjects are addressed with aesthetic in mind. The ambiance is intoxicating. The movie could’ve used a script doctor, though, because we get lost in the details. What do you get when you mix earth, water, air, fire, blood, and sperm? Blood Craft, of course.
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