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When a brilliant but obsessive scientist goes to extremes to develop a universal cure for all disease, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a bloodthirsty madman. Time running out, and with the aid of his med student assistant, he must find a way to stop the monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being cured.
"Strange Blood" tells the story of Henry, a scientist who is working on a cure for all diseases. He creates a living creation in his makeshift lab in his house. Henry and his assistant, Gemma work day and night to find the cure. When Henry thinks it is ready to test he puts his hands inside the glass enclosure but the creature stabs him through the hand with spikes that come from with the creature. Henry takes it as a defense mechanism but he later finds what that it was a much more sinister motive on the creatures part. Now he much find a way to stop what is eating away at him before it is too late.
Before I watched the film I noticed that it had been given mixed reviews elsewhere. Some people loved it while others called it a "The Fly" rip-out. But as always I went into it with an open mind. I did not love the film but in the end I enjoyed it. I can see why others say it resembles "The Fly" but I also thought it brought some of its own ideas to the table as well like the vampire twist.
The film is slow moving, it is definitely a character driven horror film but it also has a good amount of blood and other gooey stuff which should please most fans. Another thing I liked about the film was the acting, Robert Brettenaugh and Alexandra Bardand are both excellent as Henry and Gemma. The supporting cast were all very good as well.
I do not think "Strange Blood" will be a film for everyone because of its slow pace but I myself thought it was entertaining, I even liked how the film was told in flashbacks by Gemma because the opening scene really gets your attention right from the start and you are immediately invested and curious about what has happened. And I also liked the twist at the end even though I seen it coming. Also make sure you stick around for the bonus scene after the credits.
Available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
I think this film kind of got a bad rap, sure it is not the best film out there but I liked the different twists it had. If you are a fan of horror I recommend giving it a chance.
Released by XLrator Media
*** Out Of *****