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Cast: Mary Malloy (My Crazy Ex, Fatal Defense, & TLC’s “Suddenly Rich”), Vikas Adam (Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat”, CBS’s “The Young and the Restless”, & Night of the Hipsters), Troy Halverson (“Mr. Lockjaw”, American Hell, & American Violence), Brian Troxell (The Legend of the Jasper Scarecrow, Slice 3, & Crimes and Mister Meanors), Grayson Kilpatrick (Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”, Bad Girl, & Man Down), Tomi Lavinder (“Mr. Lockjaw”, Attack of the Morningside Monster, & The Hideout), and David Alexander (CBS’s “NCIS: New Orleans”, Netflix’s “House of Cards”, & Christine)

Director: Tim Reis

Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror

Year: 2017

Rating: NR

A classic werewolf flick with an amphibious twist; it's a race against time to find the antidote when a girl is attacked and infected by an amphibious monster.

As the film opens, we meet 19-year-old Victoria Miller who is being brought home from college by her mother and stepfather who doesn't seem to like her very much and blames her problems on drugs because Victoria is struggling to deal with her father's death. Meanwhile we meet a scientist who is holding using a gas station for cover as he extracts liquid from frogs. While working he hears that there have been a prison break and the person that escaped is Dr. Mark Beltran who has been accused of several murders on the college campus a month prior.

After getting home Victoria gets a text from a friend telling her to come to a party so she decides to steal her stepfather’s car in order to go but while making a stop for gas the girls are attacked by an amphibious creature. The girlfriend is killed but the scientist saves Victoria who has been badly hurt. We soon find out that she was attacked by a Werefrog, those infected change once a month during the full moon. Now Victoria and the scientist will have to hurry if they are going to find a cure before Victoria changes and all hell breaks loose.

'Bad Blood: The Movie' is a werewolf movie with a twist. I read this was done mainly because of the low budget the filmmakers had to work with but is some how works. It has plenty of gore and blood but the film never takes itself seriously which is apparent by the silly sound effects that are used in the film among other things.

It is a throw back horror film that I can best describe as being campy. I didn't know what to expect from it to be honest and even after the first 10 minutes or so I still wasn't sure but once I settled into the idea of a werefrog on the loose I began to enjoy the film more and by the time it ended I was left wanting more. Writer/Director, Tim Reis really did a fantastic job considering the budget and the obstacles that come with making such a movie under that umbrella. The effects used are very well done and fun. The story is kept at a minimum but I liked that they did get over involved with that and just took the whole werewolf with a twist idea and ran with it. Tim has been around the business for some time now and has produced quite a bit but this is the first time he has written and directed a feature film, all I can say is I hope it is not his last.

Another thing that made the movie so good was the cast, everyone in the film did a great job playing their characters especially Mary Malloy who gives a break out performance in her feature film debut. She brings all the emotions needed to play a role such as this. I hope to see a lot more of this beautiful and talented young actress.

'Bad Blood: The Movie' is quite original and it packs just the right amount of horror, sci-fi and humor to make it a fun and highly entertaining film. I had a blast watching it and I recommend it to all horror fans out there. The film opens in Theaters and on VOD 10/13/17 so be sure to check it out.

Released by Level 33 Entertainment

**** Out Of *****