What do you get when you mix Cabin in the Woods with the hyper reality of The Blair Witch Project? One can be safe to assume that you will wind up with director and star Matt Thompson’s film Bloodline.
Mixed with a cast of television veterans, Matt Thompson’s Bloodline stars Thompson opposite Jesse Kristofferson, Kimberly Alexander (NCIS), Grainger Hines (Lincoln), Gina Comparetto (How I Met Your Mother), and Christopher Frontiero (Parks and Recreation), in an intense independent thriller.
While films like The Blair Witch Project, Cabin in the Woods, and Cabin Fever made it possible for the horror genre to be exposed to viewers in a more organic approach, Bloodline pushes the envelope a bit further, as it mingles in the sub-genres popular today, while still keeping a voyeuristic feel to filmmaking that seemed to have exploded shortly prior to the millennium.
Filmed in the Edorado National Forest of Sacramento, Bloodline focuses on the cryptic and eerie past of the central character Brett Ethos (Matt Thompson), who is a student becoming closer to the priesthood. As expected, Brett slowly pulls away from priesthood and instead explores his own identity while in the middle of his own identity crises. As he tries to unveil his past, fear takes over and shows him that the path to self-discovery is one that is terrifying as it is intriguing.
Throughout this journey there’s a few things that are certain in Bloodline: “Truth is discovered, blood is tainted, and darkness pollutes their fate, Brett puts his own life and the lives around him in an immense danger as he is torn between his faith and his curse.”
The trailer shows the film’s exposition as one we’ve seen before, but the undertones that deal with the unknown of a past life is certainly intriguing.
Bloodline hits theaters on September 27.
Check out the trailer below: