If there’s one upcoming director we’re really pumped about it’s Adam Mason, who with his partner in crime, Simon Boyes, brought us Broken and the upcoming The Devil’s Chair, which will have it’s world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival in two weeks. Today we received word that the duo is already hard at work prepping their next effort, Blood River, which will begin lensing this September. Inside you’ll find a much more detailed synopsis for the film, which we’lll be covering quite closely during production.
It’s 1969 and Clark and Summer are happily married and she’s pregnant. We first meet Summer and Clark as they are driving across California on their way to Arizona to tell Summer’s parents the good news about the pregnancy. They drive across the seemingly never ending and desolate desert landscape – they have a blow out. It’s a nasty one that sends the car into a massive, near fatal crash. They crawl out of it, hurt but alive, Summer terrified for the well being of her unborn child. The nearest place on the map is the uninviting sounding town of Blood River where they meet a mysterious stranger, Joseph. The clash between Joseph and Clark reaches fever pitch and drives our characters ever closer to a violent, destructive and shocking conclusion that will chill you to the bone.
Blood River is a twisted, manipulative trip into a world of extremes where people are rarely who they seem, where everyone has a secret and where few, if any, will survive.