Blood Creek

October 9th, 2009


Blood Creek

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A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.4/10 (4,271 voted)

Director: Joel Schumacher

Stars: Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth

In 1936, the Wollners - a German family living in rural Morgan County, West Virginia - are contacted by the Third Reich to host a visiting scholar, Professor Richard Wirth. In need of money, they accept Wirth into their home. Wirth's grand occult project seals the Wollners off from the rest of the world and makes them players in a horrifying game of survival. After 71 years, in 2007, Evan Marshall's life has stalled at twenty-five years old. Left without answers after his older brother Victor's disappearance from a camping trip near Town Creek, he has tried to move on. But when Victor returns one night, very much alive and having escaped his captors, Evan asks no questions - at his brother's request, he loads their rifles, packs up their boat and follows him back to Town Creek on a mission of revenge that will test them in every possible way...

Henry Cavill - Evan Marshall
Dominic Purcell - Victor Alan Marshall
Emma Booth - Liese Wollner
Michael Fassbender - Richard Wirth
Rainer Winkelvoss - Otto Wollner
László Mátray - Karl Wollner (as Laszlo Matray)
Joy McBrinn - Mrs. Wollner
Shea Whigham - Luke Benny
Tony Barger - Larry
Douglas Roger - Cop #1
Michael Ntumba - Cop #2
Razvan Oprea - Cop #3
Ana Popescu - Meth Freak Girlfriend
Florin Piersic Jr. - Scrawny Meth Freak
Gerard McSorley - Mr. Marshall

Release Date: 9 October 2009

Filming Locations: Bucharest, Romania

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

At one point, Chris Klein was rumored to star.

Anachronisms: The check in the beginning from the "Deutsche Bundesbank": The Reich had not a Bundesbank (= federal bank) which is part of the Federal Republic founded in 1949, but of course the Reichsbank.

[first lines]
Narrator: In the early '30s, Adolf Hitler and his inner circle became obsessed with the occult, believing that the black arts were key to their plan for world domination. Nazi agents travelled the globe in search of ancient Nordic relics known as rune stones. They believed if they harnessed the power of these stones, nothing could stop the march of the Master Race. The symbols inscribed in these stones were said to describe the path... to immortality.

User Review

Went in with low expectations, got my $1s worth and then some

Rating: 6/10

I hadn't heard anything about this movie prior to today, but checking IMDb to see what the local cheap theater had to offer came up with this. Having no desire to see anything else that was playing, my wife and I decided to drop a couple bucks on it and we were not disappointed.

In general, I am not a fan of WW2, Holocaust, or Nazi related films simply due to the obvious nature of nearly every plot line related to them. Even Inglorious Basterds irritated me because of this. Thankfully, Blood Creek takes itself not very seriously and throws in lots of other random plot devices (Viking runes, zombies, the occult, the war in Iraq, etc.) that make little to no sense but serve the film well.

If you like crappy modern B style horror films (I saw another commenter mention Drag Me To Hell, which I also enjoyed more than just about any other "big" release I've seen this year), then you can't really go wrong here. Iffy acting, senseless plot, and bad CGI are not enough to defeat the high entertainment value of this fast-paced flick. If I had expectations for this, or had I paid $10 to see it, I would probably be pretty irritated. But if you can catch it at your cheapo second run theater, I can think of far worse ways to spend an hour and a half.


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