Brad Anderson, the filmmaker behind Session 9 and The Machinist, is back with the psychological horror Blood, whose first image you can see below. Deadline reports that Vertical Entertainment has now snagged the North American rights to the film.
“The film follows Jess (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse and mother recently separated from her husband (Skeet Ulrich), who moves with her daughter Tyler (Skylar Morgan Jones) and young son Owen (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) back into her old farmhouse. Shortly after settling in, Owen’s dog escapes into the woods and returns days later, blood-soaked and rabid. When he attacks and bites Owen, the resulting infection from the bite grows more alarming by the day as Owen’s behavior becomes frightening and deadly. As he spirals deeper into the depths of the illness, Jess discovers a disturbing cure, which makes her question how far she is willing to go to keep her child alive.”
Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) stars alongside Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Rodrigo Beilfuss, June B. Wilde, Erik Athavale, and Skylar Morgan Jones.
“Brad Anderson has delivered the quintessential horror film with a cast, led by Monaghan and Ulrich, that delivers on every level,” states Vertical Entertainment Partner Peter Jarowey. “We are excited to be back in business with Hercules Film Fund and Rhea Films and feel this holiday counter-programming will thrill audiences long after we ring in the new year.”
Will Honley (Escape Room: Tournament of Champions) penned the script for the film produced by Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Gary Levinsohn, Terry Douglas, and Billy Hines. Executive producers include Brad Anderson, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Alexis Varouxakis, Max Work, Steven Sims, Ryan Bartecki, and Daniel Bekerman.
Blood is from Hercules Film Fund, Rhea Films, and H2L Media Group. A release date has yet to be announced, but we’ll keep you posted.