BLOOD PAGEANT (2021) Reviews of reality show curse faith horror

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‘Forget about who will win… who will survive?’

Blood Pageant is a 2021 American horror film about a contestant in a reality show that uses magic thus unleashing an ancient curse.

Directed by Harvey Lowry (A Deadly Dance) from a screenplay co-written by Chris Gilmore and Anthony J. Sands, the movie stars Beverly Mitchell, Stephen Baldwin, Ellia English and Snoop Dog.


What begins as a million-dollar reality show competition between seven beautiful women turns into a battle for life itself when one contestant uses magic to gain an edge over the competition. An ancient curse dating back to the Salem Witch Trials is unleashed and the competition becomes a pageant of death, destruction, and evil forces. Forget about who will win – who will survive?



Blood Pageant is a mess of tones, overlong, nonsensical, and worst of all: it’s just plain boring. Even Snoop Dogg (who plays himself as one of the judges in “American Dream”) is simply a waste, showing up only once or twice throughout, and once is just on a laptop screen via “FaceTalk.” If you care to watch reality-show based horror, you can do so much better.” Josh at the Movies

” …the film boasts just the right satirical tone to make this feel real – while at the same time ably setting up the real horror of the piece, rolled into a climax that certainly packs a punch and makes this rather cool genre entertainment.” Search My Trash


“The behind-the-scenes jealousies, divas, and shenanigans involving the producer are more fun than the hokey witchcraft plot. The Christian angle is laid on a little heavy, with one of the hopefuls being a card-carrying ‘Jesus freak’ (as one of the characters calls her).” Starburst

Blood Pageant is barely five minutes old when Liz makes her first anti-religion rant. Which pretty much kills any suspense about who’s responsible when the bodies start dropping […] Obviously, for someone who wants to see a faith-based film, Blood Pageant is probably an excellent choice. But for anybody else, it’s going to be tough going with its lack of scares or suspense and constant preaching of the bible and demonizing of unbelievers.” Voices from the Balcony

Main cast and characters:

Beverley Mitchell … Shelley
Danielle C. Ryan … Self
Stephen Baldwin … Priest
Snoop Dogg … Snoop Dogg
Matthew Marsden … Self
David Chokachi … Barry
Ted Lange … Ryan
Juliana Destefano … Amy
Vanessa Vander Pluym … The Witch Ghost Demon
Christina DeRosa … Chris Gil
Natasha Blasick … Liz
Alena Savostikova … Lucie
Ellia English … Madame Destiny
Malea Rose … Alex
David ‘Shark’ Fralick … Townsman
Gayle Gaston … The Witch Ghost
Neil Hoover … Detective Noble
Jennifer Day … Peyton
Emelina Adams … Isabella
Eliza Cortez … Mocha
Michael Collins … Byron
Spencer Vaughn Kelly … Paramedic
Brent Witt … Josh
Kristen Bailey … Bridgett
Myke Michaels … Townsman
Dianna Renée … Carla the Hot Blonde
Robert Burton … Chief Detective Ressler
Tony Boldi … Brad
Edward Headington … Joseph the Executioner
JoAnna de Castro … Crystal
Edgar Salas … Chris
Travis Samuel Clark … Cody
John J. Ernst … Matt
Santiago Postigo … Fabiano
Martin Blasick … Ace


MOVIES and MANIA says:

This is a Christian faith-based horror film with an uneccessarily long-running time. Anyone who wants to avoid having religious propaganda foisted upon them in the guise of supposed entertainment while being bored at the same time is advised to avoid it.

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