‘Death is in their genes’
Blood Hunters is a 2016 Canadian horror film directed by Tricia Lee (Silent Retreat; Clean Break) from a screenplay by Corey Brown.
The film stars Lara Gilchrist (Supernatural; Bates Motel), Benjamin Arthur, Torri Higginson (Rats), Mark Taylor, Julian Richings, Samuel Faraci, Peter Blankenstein and Leah Doz.
A single mother wakes up in a medical facility to find that everyone is dead and she’s nine months pregnant. As she struggles to escape she discovers the facility’s secret, they’ve tampered with the boundaries of death and brought people back to life, but those who’ve returned, have not returned alone…
“It’s an effective, familiar suspense-horror item with panicky, at-odds characters either trying to survive or working to bring about an apocalypse – among the gross-outs are a kitchen cauterisation of George’s wrist-stump which requires icky use of a spatula, while nervy sequences depend on flickering, guttering lights which encourage the monsters to get bolder.” The Kim Newman Web Site
“Obviously very low budget, and with a plot that tries to touch on both religion and science, mortality and life after death, its reach is probably just a bit too ambitious for what should essentially be a bit of pulpy action fun.” John Llewellyn Probert, House of Mortal Cinema
“When used, the gore is brutal, one scene especially stands out and involves potentially the most realistic re-enactment of cauterising a wound seen on-screen before. Seriously, it’s eye-wateringly painful. A strong idea backed up with strong visual style, Blood Hunters is a genre fan’s dream, or more aptly, nightmare come true.” Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- The original title was One Drop
- Blood Hunters has its world premiere in London on 29 August 2016 at the Horror Channel FrightFest.