Bleed (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Tripp Rhame
Starring: Chelsey Crisp, Riley Smith, Michael Steger
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
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It seemed perfect – a new house, a new marriage, a child soon to be born. But when Sarah and Matt invite their friends to celebrate, the situation turns deadly as they enter a burned-out prison on a ghost hunt.
Bleed was a bit of a surprise for me, as I found it to get more and more interesting as it went on. At the start, I was a bit skeptical overall. We have some likable characters, but some I wasn’t sure of. After some bickering due to our leading pregnant lady (Chelsey Crisp) and her husband (Michael Steger) over her somewhat deadbeat brother’s (Riley Smith) need for money from his sister, we soon see the crew off to an old haunted spot but soon things take a sour turn for them and ghost and other things come into play and reek havoc. Once this starts things actually play out in a unique way. We got ghost, we got people out to get these folks, and our brother and sister do have some sort of weird connection to ghosts. Stuff never does get dull and actually manages to get bloody and a bit tense. I found myself a whole lot more invested in this one than I normally find myself with these types of films, but this one hit the marks pretty darn well working a few different things into one coherent story that (at least more times than not) makes sense. The character eventually all become a lot more interesting than they start out being and you get to where you semi feels bad for them. That can make your movie a lot more enjoyable when you like the folks on the screen.
I’ll name drop our leading actress Chelsey Crisp again because I think she does a great job here. Being pregnant makes her character a lot more sympathetic than others and her being in that state adds a whole lot more to her character and the situation. It plays a lot into the plot but I don’t want to spoil it by giving too much away. The only bad thing about this one I can really find is that I sort of saw the ending coming from a mile away. The way this one ends is a bit expected these days. Other than that the only real flaw you could probably find from the movie is that the plot might be a bit confusing for some if you don’t pay a whole lot of attention. You might still be a bit confused by some parts of it if you are watching with an eagle eye, but this one is totally solid and full of creepy stuff and a nice dose of blood here and there on top! Bleed is very much worth checking out.
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