By: John M Jerva
Here’s another film that was supposed to get a theatrical run but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has gone to the world of streaming. It’s the zombie thriller Blood Quantum which hails from director Jeff Barnaby and it has made a surprise debut on the Shudder horror film streaming service.
Shudder General Manager Craig Engler made a statement about the acquisition of the Canadian horror flick and said, “We knew the film was important and timely when we acquired it last year, but given recent events, BLOOD QUANTUM’s themes of isolation, fear of contagion, and humanity struggling with the ramifications of a global virus have only grown more relevant. When a theatrical release became untenable due to the real-world pandemic, we decided to accelerate the launch of Barnaby’s film so it would reach the biggest audience possible.”
The film which hits upon timely current events but also includes zombies is set in 1981 where “the dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor, the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses.”
The horror thriller stars Michael Greyeyes, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Olivia Scriven, Stonehorse Lone Goeman, Brandon Oakes, William Belleau, Devery Jacobs, and Gary Farmer.
So if you’re looking for some new entertainment while in lockdown, head on over to Shudder and check out the carnage and hit up the trailer below to satisfy your curiosity.