Bleed (2016) Movie Review
Written By: FR
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Tripp Rhame
Writers: Tripp Rhame, Ben Jacoby
Producers: Tom Hamilton, Beth Haden Marshall, Tripp Rhame produce
Date Released: March 25, 2016
Cast: List Actors and role they play
Chelsey Crisp as Sarah
Riley Smith as Eric
Michael Steger as Matt
Lyndon Smith as Skye
Brittany Ishibashi as Bree
Elimu Nelson as Dave
David Yow as Deputy Wilson
Rating = 1.5 /5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Bleed (2016) is about Sarah (Chelsey Crisp),who appears to be happily married with a baby on the way. To celebrate their new home and family, Sarah and her husband, Matt invite their best friends Dave and Bree to stay at the house. However, Bree is schizophrenic and hears voices when she does not take her medication. When Sarah’s brother, Eric shows up with his girlfriend, he tries to convince everyone to ghost hunt with them at the prison in town. Sarah doesn’t want to go so she agrees to drop everyone off at the prison and pick them up in a few hours. But. she has an accident on the way back from the prison gets a ride with a creepy deputy. Meanwhile, at the prison, all hell breaks loose.
Bleed (2016) does not contain a lot of blood. However, in one notable scene, a woman is having sex with her boyfriend and then turns into a demon while penetrating her. As a result, the woman reacts by cutting his neck in the process. Other than this scene, there is nothing in the film that displays a significant amount of blood or gore.
The Grave Review
Bleed (2016) combines both supernatural and horror elements into one film. Bleed (2016) was filmed using a mixture of found footage scenes and traditional cinematography. In respect to the cast, the performances of the characters are average primarily because the dialogue is poorly written. What really hurts the film is the fact that the antagonist in this film, a half-hearted monster, seems extremely forced. The monster is not impressionable nor provides any value to the film. Further, the special effect design for the monster was also poorly implemented.
The trend with horror films seems to be to create plots that have multiple mini-stories and directions. Bleed (2016) does just this and starts with a traditional ghost story but provides twists through the film. In some ways, Bleed keeps the viewers attention. However, on the other hand, it is difficult to engage the audience when you constantly move from one story to another. Overall, Bleed (2016) is a film that will keep your interest for a little bit but quickly be forgotten.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Bleed (2016) one and one- half graves out of five graves.
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