Cup of My Blood (2005) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
After decades of watching horror films, I always have a soft spot in my heart for film makers who are able to work with very little resources yet achieve results that far surpass the majority of major Hollywood releases. “Cup of My Blood” is one of those special films.
There seems to be a certain blueprint that the majority of moviemakers follow, taking the standard three act format and adding a few little fairly predictable twists along the way to differentiate their film from the film next lot. While I can appreciate and be entertained by a number of these films, occasionally a film comes along that intrigues me and keeps me guessing throughout. Part of the intrigue here comes from the subject matter. Spirituality and religion, especially (sacri)religious (true or faux) history interest me, and “Cup of My Blood” struck me as a sort of poor cousin to Roman Polanski’s “The Ninth Gate”. By poor cousin, I’m speaking merely in terms of budget, not quality. Now “Cup of Blood” doesn’t look as good as Ninth Gate does, and certainly doesn’t demonstrate a Johnny Depp level of acting ability (in fact one of the actors in particular kind of bugged me), but based on the film makers’ limited resources and what they ultimately achieved, I have to give up some major kudos to this film. This is gutsy independent film making at its best, and while it’s definitely not for everyone, those looking for something off the beaten path should appreciate this overlooked gem.
About Cup of My Blood (2005)
Starring: Roger Anderson, Janina Gavankar, Daniel Patrick Sullivan, Lance Mulvaney, Circus Szalewski
Runtime: 107 minutes
Director: Lance Catania