9 times out of ten, I tend to find it better to go into a film blind. I don't even watch the trailer, I will just dive right in, and let the movie speak for itself. When it comes to the Originals, whether it be on Shudder or Netflix, this turns into a rather positive immersive experience, and usually leaves me very impressed. That is definitely the case with Blood Red Sky.
The plot is about a mother and son who are taking a transatlantic flight to New York for her to get treatment for a debilitating disease. The flight is hijacked by terrorists, and the mother is forced to use distract measures to protect her son.
As the terrorists learn, you don't mess with a mother when it comes to her child, especially when said mother can literally unleash hell on you. Once things get started, it does not take long for the blood to flow. We also learn the origins of the mother's disease, and how she cannot control her urges as a result of her affliction. If you haven't guessed by the title, this is very much a vampire film. The chaos that happen between the terrorists and the vampire threat adds a lot of tension to an already tense situation. It just keeps adding more and more, leading to an end that will blow you away.
Definitely loved this movie more than I intended to, but I do have one small complaint. The son was very annoying. I don't know if it was just the character, or maybe just the way the actor portrayed the role. Usually when it comes to child actors, it can be a take it or leave it experience, and for some reason, this rubbed me the wrong way. It almost took me out of my experience of enjoying the movie. I still enjoyed the movie despite the child actor though. Maybe once you see it for yourself you will understand where I am coming from.
This is a Netflix Original, so definitely check it out for yourself. If you already seen Blood Red Sky, feel free to leave your thoughts below!
Till next time, stay scared! - Tha Thrilla -