Blood Creek (V) release date January 19 2010 studio Lionsgate director Joel Schumacher writer Dave Kajganich starring Dominic Purcell, Henry Cavill trailer 1 Trailer #1 Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 36 comments Posted By ghostslasher13 on September 21, 2009 @ 2:45 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I saw this last night at the $1.50 theater in East Texas and then took my friends to see it we were all pleasntly suprised with it. It was…good. Not great mind you but a fun time more so than Halloween 2 or dare I say The Collector. I hate it that it was just dumped into theaters as everyone seemed to like it. It was well acted and the Bad/villain was pretty damn cool. especially what they could do to things. Really cool. SOrry but I liked it a good 3/12 stars out of 5 Posted By queenmedusa on October 4, 2009 @ 6:41 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ I really enjoyed this film…its waaaaayyyyy better then the Sorority Row and Halloween 2 crap that came out…this film didn’t deserve to be just thrown in those Dollar Cinemas. Its definitely worth watching. Posted By La-Femme on January 20, 2010 @ 4:25 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ Its pretty good. Has some good kill sequences, good acting, good story. It got a little boring but I dont regret watching it. Rent it (I bought it, and really shouldnt have as I probably wont watch it again) Posted By MattSlash on January 23, 2010 @ 1:16 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Well this was different and very bizarre supernatural, nazi, vampire, zombie, revenge flick or whatever it was trying to and you know what because of that odd mix it was very watchable and entertaining. I thought it moved at a pretty quick pace and was never dull but the plot and story was pretty much all over the place and was sometimes confusing on what it was setting out to do but to me that made it intriguing and made me infixed. The acting was ok but not the films strongest suits and Dominic Purcell seemed to be in his Prison Break mode, however the filming was top notch and had a great spooky atmoshere and had good production values for a direct to dvd film and yes there will be blood and plenty of it for gorehounds, it also has a very creepy looking villain that is like a cross between pinhead and freddy krueger but wearing a black, The Matrix like trench coat, pretty menacing guy. Overall this was kind of was a unique little horror movie that could of been a little bit better in its delivery but for what it was it wasn’t half bad and it was entertaining, can’t stop watching type of movie because of its weirdness and I recommend it for a late night rental if you’ve got nothing better to watch, don’t expect a scary film, have low expectations and don’t take it seriously. More of a 2.5 out of 5 stars. Posted By hellangel on January 23, 2010 @ 5:22 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ FINALLY! this has came out on dvd, I have been dying to see this movie since I have heard about it. And I must say that this movie is really good. It was just what I was expecting. It reminded me how horror use to be, and still should be. If you have been waiting or wanting to see this movie, Do it! If you are a fan of horror films the remind of the 80 classics, I say that you will most likely like this film. Posted By DrCaligari666 on January 23, 2010 @ 6:46 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Blood Creek is a film which unfortunately seems to suffer from terrible marketing. Aside from Lion’s Gate offering little to no promotion, the unimaginative title suggests, at least in my mind, another formulaic slasher movie. I was pleasantly surprised, then, to find nothing of the sort. Blood Creek introduces audiences to a new monster (played by an effective Michael Fassbander) with the overtones of a vampire – an immortal, occultist Nazi – whose onscreen presence is actually very striking. In terms of aesthetics, the character borrows heavily from both Hellraiser’s cenobites and the Creeper, forming a villain worth watching. Aside from his cool appearance, the character is clever and effectively uses the resources that are at his disposal, his main ability being to swiftly make homicidal slaves of the dead. And while some may laugh at the creation of a rampaging zombie horse, one cannot deny it is a good way to bust down doors you can’t personally touch. The film opens in mid-1930s West Virginia with a German immigrant family receiving a letter from the Third Reich asking them to host a Nazi scholar, Richard Wirth, in their home. Though they are skeptical the money offered proves too tempting and they accept. Wirth arrives and quickly reveals himself to be an occultist in search of powerful Norse runestones which may hold the secret to immortality, stones just like the one that the family used for their barn cellar. This sequence takes aspects from history and lore and combines them in an interesting way, providing a motivation and origin story for a super powered villain that, unlike some of its more famous counterparts, actually makes sense. As is well known, the Norse did indeed discover North America, settling for a period in what is now Newfoundland and perhaps exploring as far south as New England. Despite what Hollywood would lead everyone to believe, these were not Vikings, as that term was reserved for raiders, but were actually peasant farmers. In the 19th Century large numbers of Scandinavian immigrants began settling in Middle America, and in 1898 a farmer claimed to find a runestone which supposedly proved that the Norse made it that far. It was a hoax. Secondly, while the occultist aspect of Nazis has been overblown, rune-lore and Nordic pagan revivalism were certainly ideas present at the time of Hitler’s power. While many viewers will most likely not give two shits about any of this information, I personally found it impressive that it was woven together so well as a background to this film. Wirth’s lore is undeniably intriguing, and not relying on a tired Christian archetype of demonic possession is a welcome change. While watching the film I could not help but imagine the potential for the sequels or even the prequels that could be possible for this franchise (note to self: stop masturbating so much and start working on a script). Giving us a character this cool almost makes me want to forgive Joel Schumacher, the director, for Batman and Robin… almost. However, this is a far from perfect film. After the opening sequence the movie cuts to the present and gives us the film’s main character, a medic whose brother has been missing for two years. Before we fully grasp what is going on or how his brother disappeared the lost one returns and asks his brother to help him exact revenge on his tormenters by immediately loading their guns and heading to the remote farmhouse from whence he escaped. The film does not relent on its frantic pace, and while this helps in the action of the second half of the film it is detrimental to the first. We are given no moments to buy that these two men are siblings or to muster any compassion for them, and they both remain largely undeveloped for the rest of the film. Additionally, despite the brother being tied up for two years, he is ridiculously ripped, showing no signs of emaciation. This may be a small point to some, but it makes sympathizing with his plight even more difficult. Likewise, most of the characters go undeveloped, except for an unexpectedly tender performance involving a man who the brothers free from being imprisoned on the farm. Unfortunately, all the interesting characters do not live to the end of the film (I’ll let you be the judge of who they are). The script is not without its moments, however, and there are a few decent twists to keep the viewer interested. With the brotherly aspect, the movie feels like a higher-budget, bloodier Supernatural episode, and I mean that in a good way. The ending of the film even invites itself to sequels and cross-country hell-hunting. Blood Creek is a good horror film, but it is not a good film, and these can unfortunately too often be two different things. It is an example of unreached potential, but as a franchise of unlimited possibilities. Had the characters been allowed to develop more, it could have been great. C+ Posted By littlerockdoc on January 23, 2010 @ 7:14 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Best new horror I’ve seen in two years. Good action, good acting, original idea, gory. Well done! Posted By Bumper1 on January 24, 2010 @ 7:02 pm Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ Its not often you can get excited about a direct to DVD movie but Joel Schumacher directing, solid casting (Purcell & Fassbender) and a semi-original idea all adds upto what should be a good movie experience, which it was. I don’t watch Prisonbreak so its no drama for me that Purcell is playing it safe and he was great in the Gravedancers – sadly this is no Gravedancers but still an enjoyable way to pass a Saturday afternoon. The CGI was abit shite in places but that forgiveable and the bad guy did look awesome, i’d be excited for a bigger budget sequel. Posted By frightjunkie on January 26, 2010 @ 6:18 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This was a lot of fun, and it’s sooooooo much better than most of the crap that passes for horror these days. It’s another example of a good film which fell through the cracks for god-only-knows-why. A creepy flick, with a menacing villain and an actual story — if you like old skool horror, you’ll enjoy yourself. Posted By chainsawboi25 on January 27, 2010 @ 9:07 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Such a shame this movie wasn’t released in theaters really or even given much attention otherwise. it is an incredible horror film. One of the best I’ve seen in a long time I was terrified. Posted By jula on January 28, 2010 @ 6:17 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ nothing special in this movie. Posted By allmyfriendsaredead on January 30, 2010 @ 6:37 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ Wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Very little nazi reference (only in the beginning and neer the end). Little character development, but fast paced and entertaining. The plot is very original, I kinda hope someone else makes a film about the same topic (nazis and the occult) but done in a different manner. Posted By Rioto on February 1, 2010 @ 6:54 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ Loved it. the nazi stuff was pretty original! 4/5 Posted By downward_spiral on February 5, 2010 @ 9:31 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Ya so I remember when Joel Schumacher used to make decent movies and what the hell is this crap. It’s just your typical low-budget slasher film. Not very good at all. Posted By CRAZYDOC86 on February 6, 2010 @ 1:05 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ nt bad,,,,,d story unfolded pretty well,,,,wid a slow start it gathers pace n never does let in till d end,,,,,bt sum points r jus assumed bout d nazi guys horrendous transformation n how he derives power 4m d stone,,,,,wid d movie slated at 90 mins it wont bore u bt will completely satisfy u either,,,,, Posted By spacedog on February 9, 2010 @ 5:15 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ The whole concept is very is very cool. The outcome is kinda lame but I liked Blood Creek but only for one viewing! Posted By Evil-Thing on February 10, 2010 @ 11:30 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ This film was entertaining. But what could of been, I mean it does have a good back drop. the creature was cool but not used too its full potential. This film with a more of character driven vision and flaw cheeked a little more closely could of been a classic. and get Dominic Purcell some much needed acting classes. Posted By s111or on February 25, 2010 @ 4:34 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ It is not a waste of time to watch, but doesn’t bring much new. Enjoyed the idea, some images, some parts of the sript, and found it to have a good graphic effect. Talking and controling the dead ( even the not-human ones)was super groovy. Maybe someday a highly produced remake will make histroy. Posted By maynardmorrissey on February 27, 2010 @ 5:37 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ It’s really incredible: the guy who is responsible for nonsense like ‘Batman & Robin’ brings us one of the best and most intelligent horror flicks in a long time. A terrific story fantastically shot, with brilliant actors, a huge amount of tension, great effects, great gore and a fabulous score. I absolutely didn’t expected it that good – breathtaking movie! Posted By zap451 on March 1, 2010 @ 5:22 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I am a sucker for any horror movie that incorporates Nazis and the occult. This movie was surprisingly better than I thought. Good story line with a Clive Barker feel to it. Good acting and good makeup. My only complaint would be that the main antagonist was kind of cheesy. He did a lot of running around and horse riding. Posted By I-Drink-Your-TenaflyViper on March 12, 2010 @ 1:59 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ As far as direct-to-dvd fare goes, this wasn’t the worst I have seen. But having Joel Schumacher at the helm you can’t help but expect something a cut above. This is average at best though. In its favor, the film moves at a fast pace. Being set for the most part in one location it has a tight, economical feel to it which is pretty cool. In the end though it felt half baked. For what it is, definitely worth a watch. Posted By AvoidTheCheese on March 18, 2010 @ 3:58 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Not bad, not bad, Mmmmmzas, it’s not a bag of butts movie, but it does spill a little bore juice at times. But overall pretty solid blood spookster. (the horse part is all I’zz saying) Posted By Sevenoff on March 30, 2010 @ 6:26 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I fell a little for this movie, and I can’t quite put my finger on why. The Nazi feature was interesting but the story itself, at least the characters wasn’t all that fantastic. Nonetheless, I feel like it’s worth a watch. Posted By jasonvoorhees601 on April 1, 2010 @ 6:16 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ One of the most original horror flicks I’ve seen in a long while. Moderate character development, although I did feel for the two brothers and their father. The score was near-top notch and really fit into the atmosphere of the film. The acting was above average for a direct-to-video release. The idea of having a Nazi studying the ways of the Occult and the ability to bring dead things back to life is very original and a really creative idea. They could have given the missing brother a little bit of a better back-story. It worked for the sake of the film and the time alotted, but could have used a little bit of work for the sake of horror fans. With a good amount of blood, gore, death, and a great story, this film was very fun to watch. I would definitely recommend this to any horror fan who enjoys the lesser-known titles. Posted By MattHorror on July 21, 2010 @ 12:17 am Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ i dont see how so many people like this film it was boring and unorignal. Posted By MGM on August 11, 2010 @ 8:30 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ not bad . but i expect better Posted By BKs-Finest on December 8, 2010 @ 7:08 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ It was just ok… Posted By Hammer-Smashed-Face on January 18, 2011 @ 6:59 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Nazi overshadowing, undead horse gone loco, and a immortal Third Reich henchman who drinks human blood and can resurrect the dead: a good mix for a horror movie. Plot holes be damned, Creek is a well produced and entertaining 90 minutes that has evil thrills and violence, no real scares, and an odd but intriguing baddie. Enjoyed it for what it is. Posted By Hengst2404 on January 18, 2011 @ 11:33 pm Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ Blood Creek is the tale of an evil Nazi Occultist sent to an American farm to experiment with an ancient runestone. While a simple enough premise to begin with, it ends up feeling like an Uwe Boll movie, complete with a villain that is reminiscent of Boll’s big baddie in House of the Dead. A strong premise and introduction left me feeling rather excited for what was to follow. I am a fan of Henry Cavill (the Tudors), and the side story of two brothers who go fishing, only to have one vanish under odd circumstances was also rather compelling. Sadly, this mystery was solved within five minutes of even knowing it existed. Once the two brothers made it onto the farm, what followed was a more classic good guys under siege from a big evil force struggling for survival. The special effects in some of the early death scenes feature some unbelievably bad CGI effects, before settling for your standard Zombie makeup. The acting started strong, but quickly devolved into your typical B movie cheesy horror film variety. The death scenes were fairly boring and the overall gore was not quite what I would have expected it to be. Overall another case of a great idea that was not really executed as well as I would have liked. While worth a rental, do not make the mistake of adding this to your collection like I did, as I cannot envision wanting to view this one a second time. Posted By DAGDIS on January 21, 2011 @ 10:04 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ i found it to be quitely good..nice supernatural kick and some gore not too much cussing which made it seem old School! Posted By STRIK9 on January 22, 2011 @ 2:20 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ Great original concept which is rare nowadays.Coulda been scarier or a bit more entertaining though. Posted By LoneWolfx on February 5, 2011 @ 6:32 am Log in to Reply ★☆☆☆☆ Pretty lame skip it unless your bored. Posted By dabulk2 on February 5, 2011 @ 8:03 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Thought this would be pretty good, but found it to be just a decent watch, though it was pretty entertaining. The storyline was great I thought, but wasn’t portrayed that greatly. Posted By Renacimiento on May 5, 2011 @ 11:17 pm Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Entertaining, but nothing more than that. If you want something light without too many turns, maybe you like, but if looking for something deeper, complex and dark, you should skip this film. Posted By SilVerBuLLeT25 on May 21, 2011 @ 2:03 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I thought this movie was great! Loved the original story to it and the acting was very good. I hope some day we see a sequel. Posted By PrettyScary on January 12, 2012 @ 7:18 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ A unique story told well. Very entertaining.