Monday 15 April 2013
DVD review: Black Blooded Brides of Satan (2009)
Linda (Anne Rajala) is a student from a well-off family and her parents have high expectations and put a lot of pressure on her to succeed. Too high pressure and expectations cause some rebellion in the young woman, however, and lead by her friend Linda drifts into the dark and twisted world of Satan's worship - To the clutches of charismatic Master, to rituals where truth and nightmares mix and to the vertigo of self-destruction... Black Blooded Brides of Satan is written Kenneth Holmström and Sam Haavisto who also is the director. The acting is pretty amatuerish but okay for the most part, I did like Tomi Kerminen as the leader of the satanic cult. The camerawork and editing is good. The plot and atmosphere is dark, bleak and gritty and you get a feeling right from the start that this will probably not end well for Linda. The soundtrack is very good and used to good effect. The pacing is decent but Black Blooded Brides of Satan could probably benefit from some slight editing. There is some gore but it would be a shame to give anything away. But if you´re expecting a gorefeast you will most probably be disappointed. There´s T & A including both full frontal male and female nudity, there are scenes of violent rape and necrophilia. This ain´t for the squemish.
This review is based upon the Finnish region 2 DVD release from Blood Ceremony Films. It´s uncut, english, swedish, finnish, french, italian, spanish and german subtitles are available.
Rating: 5½ out of 7. I enjoyed this a lot. I especially liked that it´s so unexpectedly dark and very bleak. Trust me this is not a feel good movie!