Watch The Blood Shed
- 1 hr 13 min
The Blood Shed is a horror-comedy movie released in 2007, directed and written by Alan Rowe Kelly. The movie revolves around a couple, Marion and Warren, who live in a secluded farmhouse. The couple only has one dream - their son to become an artist. However, the couple has a dark secret; they are cannibals! They trap and kill anyone who crosses their path and serve them up in the form of sausages.
Trouble arises when a group of teens shows up at the farmhouse, looking for directions to a local concert. Marion and Warren welcome them, only to use them as fresh meat for their cannibalistic activities.
Things take a twist when the teens find out the truth and decide to fight back against the couple. Susan Adriensen plays the role of Marion, who is the manipulative wife of Warren. She is a fanatic about cleanliness and keeping the secret of their cannibalism. Her performance showcases her dark side, and she does a great job of playing a villain.
Victoria Bensen plays the role of a young and innocent teen callously manipulated by the couple. She tries to resist their offer of hospitality, but ultimately becomes a victim of their cannibalistic activities. Victoria delivers a performance that shows how easily anyone can fall prey to manipulation.
Tom Burns plays Warren, Marion's husband, who is heavily involved in the couple's cannibalistic activities. Despite being a cannibal, Warren is a caring father, and his love for his son is apparent throughout the movie. Tom delivers an unsettling performance that would leave you uneasy as Warren's psychopathic nature is revealed.
The movie's plot is absurd, and the director intentionally exaggerates scary scenes by using props, such as a chainsaw, that looks more like a toy than anything else. It's clear that the director intended to create a satirical horror-comedy movie, and to a large extent, he succeeded. There are clear moments throughout the movie where the audience would laugh, but there are also genuinely scary moments.
The movie's low budget is evident throughout, and the effects are not the best. However, the director does a great job of using the limited resources to create the right atmosphere for the genre. The cinematography is effective in creating a creepy vibe, and the use of lighting plays a crucial role in the movie's eerie effects.
The Blood Shed is not for the faint-hearted. The gore and violence are extreme. There are scenes that would be too much for some viewers, and the director makes sure we get every gory detail. While the movie is rated R, the director does not hold back in showcasing the cannibals' twisted fantasies.
The movie's humor is crude, and the director's intention was not to create a movie that would leave the audience in stitches. Instead, the humor serves as a counterpoint to the horror and gore that are inescapable in the movie.
Overall, The Blood Shed is an entertaining horror-comedy movie. The movie's absurd plot, the exaggerated gore, and violence, and the director's use of humor make the movie work. It's clear that the director set out to create a movie that would entertain and scare the audience, and he succeeded. If you're a fan of horror-comedy movies that don't take themselves too seriously, then The Blood Shed should be on your to-watch list.
The Blood Shed is a 2007 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 13 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.