Blood Was Everywhere has been described as a minimalist slasher film that is heavily influenced by genre films of the 70′s and 80′s but focuses on character development and genuine scares more than building up the body count. It tells the story of seemingly random, unsolved murders as a faceless killer wreaks havoc on the community of a small Massachusetts town. The cast includes Paul Kratka (Friday the 13th: Part 3) and Larry Holden (Batman Begins) as well as a whole host of upcoming talent.
As a horror fan, a title like Blood Was Everywhere is always going to pique my interest and this indie film from writer/director Jason Torrey even came with some pretty cool cover art. But unfortunately blood wasn’t everywhere; it was used sparingly and uncreatively in this slasher film, without very much slashing.
Jason Torrey’s indie slasher film Blood Was Everywhere will make its festival premiere at the Rock and Shock Festival later this month. It screens on October 14th alongside some of the horror genre’s biggest names. The 3 day festival that takes place at DCU centre in Worcester, MA and also features live bands and special guests, is now in its 6th year and is attracting interest from horror fans across the US.
In Blood Was Everywhere, the nightmare of the unsolved, random murder is brought to life as a faceless killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town.
Blood Was Everywhere will have its world premiere on November 5 at The Green Room in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where portions of the film were shot. Members of the cast and crew will be on hand for this special, intimate screening. The filmmakers will be taking their creation on a tour of independent theaters throughout New England in the coming months with plans for further expansion in 2012 before an eventual DVD release.
The cast features Paul Kratka (Friday the 13th Part III), the late Larry Holden (Memento, Batman Begins) and a number of fresh talent, including Ashley Arnold, Kimberly Simone, Phil Ristaino, Vanessa Leigh, John Westcott, Dita Prenn, Adam Morey, Neal Howland, Ben Kirchmyer, Erin Lynch and Kevin Hayes. Jason Torrey directs from a script that he co-wrote with J R.A Schaefer and executive producer Sherrie Lemire. His vision is brought to life by Emmy Award-winning director of photography Thomas Lowe’s refined cinematography.
Inspired by the classic slashers of the late ’70s and early ’80s such as Halloween, Black Christmas and Friday the 13th, Blood Was Everywhere is a throwback to the glory days of horror while remaining fresh and new. The film forgoes the much-maligned trappings of the genre in favor of a simple yet effective story of a random killing spree. The result is a chilling combination of horror, thriller, mystery and character study. READ MORE