BLOODLINE is a horror thriller from Blumhouse and it is seriously creepy and utterly fascinating. You should really check it out for the plot and awesome cast performances. Read our Bloodline movie review here.

Bloodline is a new horror thriller. Yes, there was a Netflix series (which was also all kinds of brilliant) with the same title, but this time we’re dealing with a 95-minute movie. And the title is as appropriate here as it was for the Netflix production.

This time it’s a Blumhouse production which means we’re getting plenty of horror elements. Oh yes, there is quite a lot of murder – and a lot of blood.

Seann William Scott stars as Evan in a role that makes me sad he hasn’t been doing horror for the past decade!

Read more in our full Bloodline movie review below.

Seann William Scott was made for horror

Most people will probably associate Seann William Scott with his American Pie character Steve Stifler. In Bloodline, we’re dealing with an extremely different kind of character. His name is Evan and the most obvious comparison is Dexter Morgan from the TV series Dexter.

Evan (Seann William Scott) is a youth counselor and when he hears about people being physically cruel to kids, he feel compelled to help out. By “helping out” I pretty much mean removing these violent creeps from the face of the Earth.

BLOODLINE Review – Blumhouse's horror / thriller

At the same time, Evan has a very pregnant wife at home and soon thereafter a newborn son is part of their home. His mother moves in to help out and she is portrayed by the brilliant Dale Dickey. I absolutely adore Dale Dickey and am so happy that she keeps popping up in really good productions.

For me, it all began with her True Blood character, but most recently Dale Dickey was a tough and skilled investigator in the new Netflix true crime series Unbelievable. You can check out our Unbelievable review here and watch it on Netflix now!

Don’t miss out on Bloodline

Bloodline was directed by Henry Jacobson and this is his feature film debut. He did also direct the TV Special documentary Election Day: Lens Across America (2017), but prior to that he had just two shorts on his resume. However, he did also work as an executive producer on the horror western The Wind (2018) which was also a fascinating watch!

You might like: Our review of the horror western The Wind here >

Henry Jacobson also co-wrote the script along with Avra Fox-Lerner and Will Honley. This is the first writing credit for Avra Fox-Lerner and the second for Will Honley, who also co-wrote the horror sci-fi thriller The Hive (2014).

I really don’t want to give away too much, but you really should not miss out on Bloodline. This horror thriller is good for a lot of reasons, but mostly it’s just the character and family dynamic that did it for me. Especially the little plot twists and developments that came every now and then.

Also, the runtime of just around an hour and a half (95 minutes, officially) is just bang-on perfect!

BLOODLINE is out in theaters, on demand and digital on September 20, 2019.

Details

Director: Henry Jacobson
Writers: Avra Fox-Lerner, Will Honley, Henry Jacobson
Stars: Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, Kevin Carroll

Plot

Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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