‘Some libraries make a killing’
Volumes of Blood is a 2015 American horror anthology feature film directed by Jakob Bilinski (Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh), P.J. Starks (Hallow’s Eve: Slaughter on Second Street), Nathan Thomas Milliner (A Wish for the Dead), Lee Vervoort (The Truck). It was written by Todd Martin, Nathan Thomas Milliner and P.J. Starks. Lynn Lowry (The Crazies; Shivers; Cat People) executive produced.
The movie stars Jason Crowe, Roni Jonah, Alexandria Hendrick, Garret Smith, Louisa Torres, Jim O’Rear, Todd Reynolds, Jordan Phillips, Elissa Grant, Louisa Torres, Kristine Renee Farley and Kevin Roach.
Five tales of dread are interwoven when a sociology student gathers several of his friends on Halloween night at the local library to help him create a new urban legend with deadly consequences:
Lily is in for a late night of researching and needs something to keep her going. It isn’t until she’s approached by a mysterious stranger that her luck may change… for the worse!
A typical night of work for a librarian becomes a classic ghost story with a modern twist. Sometimes you can’t keep a bad book down.
Sidney is allowed to stay after hours to study for a test. It’s not until she suddenly awakens in the darkened library that she realizes the horrifying truth of what lurks among the stacks of books after midnight. She’d better pray she doesn’t become the prey!
Paige faces regrets that she’d do anything to take back. When an ancient and arcane spell book literally falls into her lap, she decides to make a grave decision.
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“Volumes of Blood isn’t going to set the world on fire, but it is likely to earn your respect. These guys aren’t just having a blast, they’re trying to deliver a frightening and engaging film. For the most part, it works out pretty well. If anthologies are your thing, Volumes of Blood is most definitely worth looking into.” Best Horror Movies
“Each segment has its own feel and tone, and ranges from gory, to scary to plain daft! All the directors involved have done themselves proud when taking the resources at their disposal into account. It’s just a shame that the picture quality isn’t consistent, as it did spoil the experience for me.” UK Horror Scene
” …this anthology highlighted the ingenuity of all involved in front of and behind the camera of low budget films. As with most anthologies, some of the shorts are stronger than others but placed together, Volumes of Blood is a strong reminder that sometimes the biggest scares can be made with meagre budgets.” Ain’t It Cool News
“In the end, these Volumes of Blood are some that I’d most assuredly take the chance of renting from my local athenaeum and never returning, and aside from a few slow paced issues, this one is worth a look, but please remain QUIET when using the media room!” Dread Central
“It could also have done with being a little shorter and pacier, the final chapter in particular; based around a further fake-out, it feels like a twist too far, and drags on rather longer than it needs to. Still, the darkly humorous conclusion is satisfying enough, and I struggle to look too harshly on anything as light-hearted as this…” Brutal as Hell