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REVIEW: ‘Books of Blood’

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Clive Barker’s ‘Books of Blood’ has landed on Hulu, and a lot of promise and hype came with it, but did the 3-story movie deliver on all the excitement leading up to it’s anticipated release during Halloween season?

No. Not even close.

While Barker’s books may have been a better telling of his series of horror fiction collections, Brannon Braga’s film was a far cry from the books, that seemed to have become a sort of cult hit among horror fans.

It’s important to note, especially for those who read the books, that Braga’s feature anthology film uses the “Book of Blood” framing device as a means to tell other brand new stories not actually found in Barker’s collections of stories.

The format could have been better utilized for a series as opposed to a film, but that’s a whole other argument.

The story of Jenna, who has an intense sensitivity to sound, is the most glaring weakness in the anthology. Logic and consistency lack in major elements throughout the story, which seems rushed together to tell a story that is a lazy rip off of the People Under the Stairs.

From there it descends further with a paranormal tale, and then puts you to sleep with it’s final story, which is equally dull and hollow. At the expense at potentially spoiling the film for anyone who may be interested in seeing it, I left out the details.

The film is boring, lacking suspense or any true emotion. The actors seem to be just going through the motions, and the director would have been better off shifting this to a series format, as it would have allowed him more time to spend on each story, and hopefully, that would have made it better than what was produced — a waste of time.

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The film is boring, lacking suspense or any true emotion. The actors seem to be just going through the motions, and the director would have been better off shifting this to a series format, as it would have allowed him more time to spend on each story, and hopefully, that would have made it better than what was produced --- a waste of time.
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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Netlfix Drops Trailer for ‘No One Gets Out Alive’

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Just in time for Halloween season, Netflix will be dropping it’s brand new horror ‘ No One Gets Out Alive’, which is the adaptation of Adam Nevill’s novel, and a new trailer has dropped to show fans what is in store.

According to the official rundown: An immigrant (Cristina Rodlo) in search of the American dream is forced to take a room in a boarding house, where she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.”

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Warner Bros. Drops Teaser for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

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Warner Bros. gave fans something to smile about when they dropped a short teaser trailer for the upcoming film ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ which is set to unveil a brand new trailer for the fourth film in the iconic film franchise on September 9th.

Thanks to EW, there is also a new image from the movie, showing Keanu Reeves ready to fight. According to numerous reports, the plot centers on Neo who is in therapy and does not remember The Matrix. Neo eventually runs into Trinity at a coffee shop.

The movie is set to arrive on December 22nd, and will likely be available in theaters as well as on HBO Max.

 

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Behind the Scene of ‘The Forever Purge’

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A brand new, behind the scenes, featurette of ‘The Forever Purge’ was shared by Bloody Disgusting this week and with it comes a look at the creation of several of the iconic masks and characters, among other details.

The release comes ahead of ‘The Forever Purge’ arriving on Digital HD on September 14th, and then to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on September 28th. Other special features that fans can expect include:

  • Collapsing the System: Behind The Forever Purge featurette
  • Creeptastic Wardrobe featurette
  • Alternate opening storyboards
  • Deleted scenes

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