It seems one of my favorite films of not just this year, but of recent memory, is finally getting released. Starting October 26th (just in time for Halloween) Scooter Downey and Sean Elliot's seminal creeper IT'S IN THE BLOOD will be available via iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu for the old VOD experience. More info will be coming soon for releases on various other platforms, but for now: you should circle this date on your calender. If you'd like to know what exactly about this film flipped my lid, you can check out my spoiler free review HERE. But for now, we have GRAVITAS VENTURES (North American Video On Demand) and KOAN INC ( North American all non-digital and all rights foreign) to thank for bringing us this remarkable movie. Below please find the trailer for the Lance Henriksen vehicle as well as a full synopsis and links to a ton of other goodies.
One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son (October) and his estranged father (Russell) embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured and strands them in the wild, it is up to October to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate so does their concept of reality. Horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions, is it all in their heads, or could the truth be far more terrible? Lance Henriksen stars in this nightmarish descent into the very heart of darkness where more than your guilt can eat you alive.
IT'S IN THE BLOOD is an all-together new cinematic movement. At its core a father son story, the film is a deconstruction of the prototypical ‘creature feature’, incorporating elements of mystical realism, and psychological thriller. This new movement in film is called a Psyche-Saga. Downey Defines a Psyche-Saga as “a new movement within the film art, wherein the artist renders one story through three different domains of stylized imagery -- poetic representations of the mind, body, and spirit on a singular path of transformation.”
A Feature Selection in numerous film festivals in 2012, IT'S IN THE BLOOD has already won 2 Grand Prize Awards, 7 Best Picture Awards, 4 Best Actor Award, 1 Best Music Composition Award, and 2 Runner Up Awards. IT'S IN THE BLOOD will be screening at two prestigious film festivals in the months to come: Shriekfest LA and The Austin Film Festival.