Brainstorm Media Nabs Werewolf Thriller “Bloodthirsty”

Werewolf movies have been around for decades, and not every writer or director has a bold new take. But Bloodthirsty – which got excellent reviews when it closed out last year's Fantastic Fest – sounds fresh.

Singer-songwriter Grey (Lauren Beatty), a vegan, is preparing her second album with producer Vaughn Daniels (Greg Bryk). But during the recording sessions, she develops a growing taste for blood. This is Beatty's second movie with director Amelia Moses after her feature debut Bleed with Me, which also premiered at festivals last year. While this does sound awfully reminiscent of Julia Ducournau's Raw, that was a great movie, so I'm intrigued to check this one out.

Bloodthirsty, which co-stars Michael Ironside, will premiere in limited release on April 23. It will premiere on VOD the same day.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.