BLOOD IMMORTAL *** USA 2019 Dir: Robert Joseph Butler. 104 mins
Blood Immortal follows three generations of vampire women that find their lives put into jeopardy by their environmental and economic surroundings.
Blood Immortal was definitely a beast of its own, and something very ambitious with it’s very long running time of a 104 minutes and different stories being told all revolving around three generations of female vampires. We get to see the female vampires different timelines which was a nice touch and made for very interesting viewing. The overall result gives the feeling more of an interconnected anthology rather than a standalone feature film. Some stories are much better than others and some you want to sink your teeth in that bit deeper!
I enjoyed the start of the film when we were in ye olden times and that part even had a very gothic feel to it. It definitely felt very similar to The Witch and I was captivated by all the onscreen performances, but I found the later parts focusing on economics lectures to be somewhat boring and not fitting to a vampire film and seemed more out of place than anything.
The film could have been shorter and may have worked better this way, also a lot of parts were lacking a score which would have brought much needed depth to the story and more help in building much needed suspense to the production. Richard Tyson as Mr. Duncan stole the show here, he was on fine form with his portrayal as a dark twisted vampire.
The story and somewhat uniqueness of the way the story unfolds are certainly the films selling points here along with a stellar cast all of which were amazing, a great cast and the film was beautifully shot.
Fans of True Blood and Dracula will enjoy this film. It’s something different, don’t expect a fast paced vampire flick, more of a slow burn offering, but still very enjoyable.
Review by Tony Newton