Whether you’re into zombies, sea creature madness, or classic murder, “Blood Clots” is an enjoyable anthology film with a digestible treat for you.
Blood Clots is a horror anthology film made up of seven shorts, all in the form of “clots,” delivering segments of pure horror for virtually every type of fan.
Collectively, the short films were impressive. Some weren’t as agreeable as others, but that doesn’t discredit their entertainment value; different viewers, different tastes.
Nor does it belittle the production value, acting, and FX of all the shorts. Seriously, elegantly crafted stuff here. The “clots” that stood out the most were “Still”, the story of a performance artist in the midst of a zombie outbreak, and “The Call of Charlie”, a pretty damn charming night in with the slimy overlord himself. These segments were without a doubt the cleverest and made the anthology even more enjoyable, as it was only an hour and some change long.
It could have been longer, but Blood Clots is a case of quality over quantity.
Other fun shorts included “Blue Moon” (it was dirty in all kinds of ways; a nice balance of found footage/POV switches) and “Never Tear Us Apart” (love the title). This one will remind you of an episode of “Tales from the Crypt”.
I didn’t particularly care for the formatting of the film. It felt reminiscent of a PowerPoint presentation with title cards and a superfluous slide with the words “the end” on it. More often than not, transitions are not required in anthology films.
The curation was spot on, expect for one short that was very, very left of field. Compared to the other selections, it stuck out and didn’t make sense with the general tone. It was bizarro, sure, but it didn’t have a home here with the rest of the short films and their styles.
Not quite run of the mill, but nothing extraordinary, Blood Clots is a strong contender for other modern horror anthologies.