Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blood Creek (2009)

After returning Shutter Island, I decided on the cool looking cover on Blood Creek to add to my weekend watch list. Being a strange person that is into paranormal and conspiracies, nothing is more intriguing than the NAZI infatuation with occult items. No one really knows what they wee doing, so, any attempt to create an outcome of these desires is at least warranted.

Plot/ In 1936, the Wollners - a German family living in rural Morgan County, West Virginia - are contacted by the Third Reich to host a visiting scholar, Professor Richard Wirth. In need of money, they accept Wirth into their home. Wirth's grand occult project seals the Wollners off from the rest of the world and makes them players in a horrifying game of survival. After 71 years, in 2007, Evan Marshall's life has stalled at twenty-five years old. Left without answers after his older brother Victor's disappearance from a camping trip near Town Creek, he has tried to move on. But when Victor returns one night, very much alive and having escaped his captors, Evan asks no questions - at his brother's request, he loads their rifles, packs up their boat and follows him back to Town Creek on a mission of revenge that will test them in every possible way...

Renting this film on the sole power of the poster should have been my first clue that I was in for a so-so evening, just like this movie. While I did not find it horrible, I did not find it very interesting either. The characters never developed, too many questions were left hanging and honestly, the plot was really disjointed. However, I will say that the flick was fast paced with an eerie atmosphere and there was some gore thrown in for good measure. This film is definitely not for everyone and really, I do not plan to add it to my DVD collection anytime soon, but there are worse alternatives out there.

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