Director Evan Marlow, working with a script provided by his wife, Kerry Finlayson (who also stars), has delivered a tasty horror treat that is titled Blood Rush. The film will be making its domestic DVD debut courtesy of Brain Damage Films on Mar. 4.
Not only did Finlayson write this genre-fan gem, she plays the role of Kara, the heroine of the piece, and that of her sister Emma, who is not so much evil, but really ticked off over her philandering husband’s latest sexual adventures. But sibling rivalry is the least of Kara and Emma’s problems these days.
There’s a virus running loose in a small rural town and those infected turn into flesh-munching zombies. However, as viewers we only get the story through flashbacks and cross-cuts to the local town council, who seem to be simpletons and dangerously unaware of the devastation — and bloodlust — that is swirling around them.
Throw in a witch doctor (a voodoo practitioner? … who knows), some damn good zombie bludgeoning sequences and the isolation and confusion of not knowing what is going on and you have all the elements of a superb indie horror flick.
In the end, you can run, you can even hide, but don’t expect your friends to help you … they can only eat you!
Bonus features for Blood Rush include filmmaker commentary.
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