What happens after the slasher films ends?...
...Dark Sky Films has announced that they have acquired all U.S. distribution rights to writer/director Timothy Covell's Blood Conscious, which is described as "a shocking tale reflecting racial and social tensions of our time."
In Blood Conscious:
"Kevin, his older sister, Brittney, and her fiancé, Tony, set off to their parents’ lakeside cottage expecting a leisurely weekend getaway. But their holiday turns into a trip from hell as they enter a scene of mass murder, where their parents and neighbors all lie dead.
Terror strikes when the armed killer confronts them, claiming to be fighting demonic forces that have possessed them all. They pin him down and lock him up in the cellar, but soon he claims to not to be alone down there. As unexpected and traumatic events keep unfolding, Kevin, Brittney and Tony have to find a way to survive the night without turning on each other – or becoming possessed."
The film stars Oghenero Gbaje (Beyonce’s Black Is King), DeShawn White (Motherless Brooklyn, The Deuce), Lenny Thomas (Tyler Perry’s Ruthless) and Nick Damici (Hap and Leonard).
Said Timothy Covell, “I conceived BLOOD CONSCIOUS as a film that takes place the day after a slasher film. But instead of opening on the lone survivor of a campground massacre, we focus on the family who finds him, setting in motion a chain of paranoia that leads to even more bloodshed over the course of the ensuing night...Although it would be inaccurate to say BLOOD CONSCIOUS is about race, racism is very much present throughout the film.”
Blood Conscious will be released in theaters and on VOD late this summer by Dark Sky Films.
By Matt Konopka