2020 / 107m - USA
Books of Blood poster


October 31, 2020


A new adaptation of Clive Barker's Book of Blood. The film is set up as an anthology project, but the stories loop back into each other and the whole deal is directed by Brannon Braga, so it's not a mishmash of different stories and styles. Somewhat disappointing, but I'm sure most people will prefer this format.

There's plenty to choose from, but Braga limited himself to three stories. The first one is about a young girl who runs away from home and ends up with a seemingly nice family, the second one deals with a scientist who learns that there may be life after death, the final one is about two guys looking for the book of blood.

The film is relatively light on horror, but it's all quite atmospheric. Performances are good, the cinematography and effects are decent and even though the film is quite long, it never got dull or boring. Braga delivers a solid film, nothing too exceptional but more than solid horror entertainment.