Going into the Knoxville Horror Film Festival, director Joe Begos’ Bliss ranked highly among the films I was excited to see (along with his VFW). Thankfully, the filmed lived up to the fantastic word-of-mouth.
According to Bloody Disgusting, everyone will finally have a chance to lay eyes on Begos’ trippy, bloody, and fresh take on vampire lore when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 12, 2019. If you can’t wait until November 12, and you don’t have a festival or theater showing Bliss near you, the film is currently available to purchase or rent on all digital platforms.
For those unfamiliar, Bliss tells the story of “Dezzy (the fantastic Dora Madison), a brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of her life, who turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles.”
I found Bliss to be an engaging and excellent use of vampirism to portray the destructive nature of addiction. Bliss is truly an assault on your senses. It features gorgeously hallucinogenic visuals (shot on 16mm) and an impressive score from Steve Moore (Mayhem, 2017). The film is a must see for both vampire and art fans. Check out our review for the film here, and Nightmare on Film Street’s interview with director Joe Begos here.
Joe Begos (The Mind’s Eye, 2015) serves as both writer and director on Bliss, and the film stars Dora Madison (Into the Dark: All That We Destroy, 2019), Jeremy Gardner (The Battery, 2012), Tru Collins (Vida, 2018, Rhys Wakefield (The Purge, 2013), and a fun cameo from George Wendt (Cheers, 1982).
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