Italy has been somewhat of a sleeping giant in terms of its genre output of late. Sure, Dario Argento continues to make movies, but they aren’t a patch on his earlier work. In fact the only movie of any note I can really think of from Italy recently was Last House in the Woods. Of course there have probably been more, although their output doesn’t even scratch the surface of the amount that came out in the period between the 1960’s and 1980’s.
Now, thanks to Euro Obscura, we have Bloodline about to be unleashed on the world. Sure, it is just one movie but hopefully it is the start of a new beginning of Italian genre cinema. For a start it has music by the legendary Claudio Simonetti, add to that SFX by Sergio Stivalletti and your appetite should be suitably whetted. Bloodline is directed by Edo Tagliavini. You can check out the grisly trailer and some equally gruesome stills below. We’ll have a full review very soon.
Sandra and her colleague Marco are sent by their boss to a hardcore movie set in order to shoot a backstage: everything would appear to be everyday journalistic routine, if the shooting location didn’t happen to be the same where, fifteen years before, Sandra’s little sister was murdered by a serial killer called “The Surgeon”. Reluctant at first, Sandra will eventually face her fears by accepting the job, only to find herself involved in a new line of murders: who’s the Surgeon copycat? And more important, why are his victims coming back to life only to kill again?