Strange Blood (Horror, 2015) (18) D: Chad Michael Ward W: Pearry Reginald Teo (story) P: C: Robert Brettenaugh, Alexandra Bard, James Adam Lim. 1h 20m. USA.
Synopsis : When a brilliant but obsessive scientist goes to extremes to develop a universal cure for all disease, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a bloodthirsty madman. Time running out, he must find a way to stop the monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being “cured.”
Fear the cure.
All hail the new flesh! If David Cronenberg was going to make a vampire film then it would be something like this, but on a much larger scale possibly with hordes of infected people running around. Strange blood is a low budget attempt at showing us the horrors that sometimes come disguised as a scientific blessing. Blending science and mythology, this film successfully depicts a deep raw worship of an alien being, something akin to Existenz (1999), Tetsuo Body Hammer (1992) or even Hardware (1990) while keeping a firm foot on the daddy didn’t love me backstory.
Starting out fresh and curious the film is full swing in the laboratory, no need for a achievement montage, the experiment is a success!! Unfortunately the blob gets a little hostile similar to Ginger and Fred in Splice (2009) and attacks doctor?? Assuming It was a one-off attack and that he’s totally ok he carries on with the experiment, during this time his student falls in love with him and attempts to start a relationship but the pathogen running through his blood from his experiment starts to transform him mentally first into a unemotional beast. Continue reading Strange Blood (2015)