BAD BLOOD: THE MOVIE was produced, written, and directed by Tim Reis and stars Mary MalloyVikas Adam, Troy Halverson, Brian Troxell, Grayson KilpatrickTomi LavinderDavid Alexander, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick and Josh Adam Gould as the creature.

Returning home from college, Victoria Miller finds herself in a loveless home with her broken mother, her cruel stepfather, and her snot-nosed stepbrother. When she escapes one full moon night in her stepfather’s car, she is nearly mauled to death by an amphibious “werefrog”. Soon Victoria herself transforms into the hideous frog monster and wreaks havoc on her family and town.

The story follows Victoria (Mary Malloy), a rebellious teenager who sneaks out of her parents house one night to go to party with one of her friends. She has a butthole for a stepfather who rides her ass like there’s no tomorrow and he’s a big part of the problem. He’s just an unlikable prick and her poor mother just sits by and watches the two go at it. This is why Victoria is rebellious and has to sneak off like she does. Anyway, she and her friend stop at a small gas station and end up getting attacked by some kind of creature that ends up killing Victoria’s friend and scratching her to near death. The gas station attendant (Vikas Adam) ends up saving Victoria by slaying the reptilian beast and ends up taking her back to his hidden layer that happens to be a makeshift laboratory. That’s right, the gas station attendant is also a mad scientist!

Victoria finds out that she is now cursed because of this mysterious scratch and her new friend has injected her with an antidote that will keep her from transforming. It’s his fault to begin with but at least he saves her. Right? Well, more craziness happens and poor Victoria ends up transforming into this hidious werefrog that is now on the prowl and has a thirst for blood. While Victoria has been missing, her parents have hired this goofy private eye (Troy Halverson) who ends up locating her but he’s not playing with a full deck. He’s a delusional maniac with murderous tendancies of his own. In the end, this stupid private eye ends up getting exactly what he deserves and so does Victoria’s butthole stepfather while she quenches her newfound thirst for blood and works on a new cure.

The concept for Bad Blood was interesting but the movie itself kind of fell short in several ways. Tim Reis came up with all of this craziness but he didn’t have a big budget to play with so the good stuff is limited. Important stuff like getting to see more of this creature which is an old school man in a suit design that looks really cool. Maybe less lighting on the creature and that would have helped it’s look even more. Maybe? There’s just a few kill scenes and they were fun to watch but I felt like the movie needed more kills, more blood and more gore. There is plenty of gross looking slime, though! All of the acting was good and the cast did a great job with their characters. There are the likable ones and the ones you hope gets slaughtered by the beast because they’re so freaking unlikable. The setting and location were spot on for a horror movie like this and that helped it some.

Bottom line is, Bad Blood: The Movie was an okay creature feature that offered up a new kind of monster with some blood and gore to go along with it which is what the horror fans are looking for, especially this time of year since we’re getting close to Halloween. The fact that this movie has a freaking werefrog in it is what got my attention to begin with so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review it. That’s right, instead of a werewolf curse, a frog’s DNA is inserted into the mix and this poor young woman gets cursed. There’s the transformation during a full moon that unleashes this wild creature that ends up running around killing people in gory fashion. One thing is for sure, Bad Blood is a creative and imaginative low budget horror romp that pays homage to those fun creature features from the 80’s. The bummer to me is that we don’t get to see enough of this impressive looking monster and that’s too bad. If you’re looking for a new horror movie to watch then give it a try because it’s okay for a one time watch. Bad Blood oozes intoo select theaters and On Demand starting Friday, October 13th.

Distributor: Level 33 Entertainment

Run Time: 80 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated



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