Often times in the movies, being a vampire seems just so dainty, so stolid. No one ever spills a single drop of blood. Now this isn’t always the case, there are plenty of vampire movies that get bloody, but “bloody” is a relative term. This is a way of saying that when it comes to watching the trailer for the new Joe Begos movie, Bliss, viewer discretion is strongly advised. The end of this trailer is not for the faint of heart, or for people that don’t like the sight of blood.
Bliss, which will soon be having its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, is the latest film from the director of The Mind’s Eye and Almost Human. At the start of the trailer, it looks like one your typical vampire raves feature dope beats and groovy neon lighting, but the end looks like all you can eat rib night at the Sizzler, except with actual human ribs. Or to phrase this like the press release that accompanied the trailer, Bliss “[R]oars with searing visuals, kinetic energy, an endearing nastiness, and a ferociously all-in lead performance from [Dora] Madison. Although it’s set in modern-day Los Angeles, Bliss harkens back to the grimy days of New York City grindhouse cinema, when films like Abel Ferrara’s The Driller Killer and Bill Lustig’s Maniac were the norm.”
So, who’s hungry? Here’s the actual plot synopsis:
Known for her dark and macabre artwork, painter Dezzy Donahue (Dora Madison) is in a professional rut. Unable to finish her newest commissioned work, Dezzy looks to reignite her creative juices by letting loose-as in, taking every drug in sight and tearing through raucous house parties and heavy metal bars. After a few nights spent with her debauchery-loving friends Courtney (Tru Collins) and Ronnie (Rhys Wakefield), though, Dezzy notices changes within herself. On the positive side, she’s finally painting again, but she’s also developing a strange desire for blood. As someone who has never been able to control her vices in the first place, Dezzy is quickly and violently consumed by this bloodlust.
Bliss premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday April 27, and will be replayed on April 28 and May 1. There’s no word yet on when the film might be released in North America, but what do you think? Eager to chow down on Bliss? Tell us about it on Twitter, on the official NOFS Reddit, or The Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!