Indigenous peoples have sought representation and representation in all fields of action, and that includes cinema. After decades of being portrayed as the Reds of the Wild West who were killed or allied with the good whites, Indigenous peoples today struggle to be the protagonists of their own stories, regardless of gender. Like for example the recently released on on-demand rental platforms in Brazil ‘Bloody Horror’, a gore slasher horror film starring and written by indigenous peoples.
On the Red Crow Indian Reservation, in the heart of Crow Village in the middle of the United States, Sheriff Traylor (Michael Greyeyes) keeps the local peaceful, though his own sons, Joseph (Forrest Goodluck) and Lysol (Kiowa Gordon) ), constantly messing around in confusion. Then he gets a really strange call: his own father, Gisigu (Stonehorse Lone Goeman), caught some salmon and, while gutting them, realized that the fish was coming back to life! Then a dog in need of slaughter also came back to life, as the small local health post began to receive many bitten patients who suddenly began to bite other people. So, before long, a horde of zombies begins to form among the population of the reserve, and Traylor will have to protect the inhabitants of this holy land.
Written and directed by Jeff Barnaby – who is a Mi’kmaq native who grew up on the Listuguj reserve in Quebec, Canada – ‘Bloody Horror’ is the genre of film that goes beyond racial and combat lines, by se focusing on creating an entertainment culture that cares and thinks about indigenous representation and the performance itself, in any kind of storytelling and genre, and that’s great, especially when you realize the what an incredible opportunity it is to be able to watch a film like this here in Brazil.
However, the script of “Bloody Horror” makes leaps that make the viewer lose; on the other hand, it makes interesting time transitions through the aesthetic of animation, like a comic book, referencing the film’s likely inspiration: ‘The Walking Dead’. However, the direction makes steep cuts to the plot to change the core approached, like someone who had to edit the filmed content to fit into an hour and a half of film, thus damaging the continuity of the movie. story.
But since what matters is gore and slasher horror, ‘Bloody Horror’ is a big deal for fans of the genre – there are several scenes of zombie-eaten guts, blood spurting 80s style. , severed and / or severed heads. half by swords and chainsaws, in short, a bit of everything so that no fan feels bored. Plus, the makeup and play of the zombies is quite convincing, including the special effects of the salmon coming back to life. For those who appreciate it, this is a must-see movie.
‘Bloody Horror’ is a good option of the genre that produces real pearls, appreciated by a very select audience. The film manages to blend horror with an all-Indian cast and theme, opening up the possibility of many allegorical interpretations of this entertainment. With lots of blood, guts, and zombies all over the place, this is a movie that will appeal to anyone who appreciates these characteristics in a horror movie.
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