Blood Quantum pays homage to the greats while also delivering a large social message
Blood Quantum opens with a fisherman gutting some salmon. The thing is when all guts have been removed, these fishies just won’t stay dead. We really don’t get to see what caused or started this infection but in true zombie movie manner, it really doesn’t matter. The infection is here, the zombies are coming, protect yourself at all costs. Fast forward 6-months and the world as we know has fallen to shit. An ingenious tribe seem to be the only ones that are immune to the infection and they have set up camp in their new fallen and broken Mad Max-esque world
The message, I guess seems that it stems from the hatred and racism aimed at the ingenious people of Canada…or anyone for that matter with one white survivor making his way to the camp with an infected person but being frustrated and screaming “speak fucking English”
There are plenty of great practical effects that pay homage to the greats that created the genre. Not only that but of course we get treated to some chainsaws and katanas…if that ain’t enough for you to wanna watch Blood Quantum, I don’t know what is.
A beautiful soundtrack that mixes atmospheric tension with some old-school blues is the perfect setting for this end of the world zombie movie
I did think there were a few pacing issues that some may not like. But, bottom-line, if you’re a die-hard fan (like myself) of the zombie genre then there’s loads about Blood Quantum to enjoy
One of the strongest Canadian horror movies I have seen. I sure hope you enjoy.
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From writer & director Jeff Barnaby (RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS)
Starring: Michael Greyeyes (True Detective, Fear the Walking Dead)
Forrest Goodluck (THE REVENANT, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST)
Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga)
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN)
Olivia Scriven (Degrassi: Next Class & The Next Generation)
Revered MMA trainer Stonehorse Lone Goeman
Brandon Oakes (RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS)
William Belleau (Frontier, SCALPED)
Devery Jacobs (American Gods, The Order, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS)
Gary Farmer (DEAD MAN, JIMMY P)
As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker