‘Aaron’s Blood': Film Review

After an damage requiring a transfusion, a child becomes a vampire in Tommy Stovall’s family-centric fear film.

A preteen child becomes a vampire in Aaron’s Blood, a forbidding low-budget fear pic by Tommy Stovall, yet this is no Let a Right One In. A closer anxiety indicate for this father/son genre play is Maggie, a 2015 film in that Arnold Schwarzenegger played a father nursing his daughter as she transforms into a zombie. That’s a graceful flattering comparison, though, for this frank yet disproportionate effort, that lacks both a progressing film’s star energy and a cultured coherence. This time out, melodramatic prospects are slim.

James Martinez plays a pretension character, a singular father whose 12-year-old son Tate (Trevor Stovall) has hemophilia. After a bullying occurrence during school, a child bleeds so most he is rushed to a sanatorium and scarcely dies. He gets a transfusion in a ICU, whereupon he creates a suspiciously discerning recovery.

Back home, Tate finds his physique going by changes. He doesn’t need eyeglasses anymore, and his reflexes are unnervingly sharp, yet it’s not all Peter Parker things — Tate also has no ardour for food and is apropos increasingly worried in a sun. (Stovall, a director’s son, has acted in usually 3 features, all his dad’s; his subservient opening here competence be suitable for an undead character, yet it also looks like justification of nepotism.)

Through an doubtful and tough-to-buy array of events, dual internal vampire hunters figure out what’s function before Aaron or even Tate understand. One of them, Earl (veteran impression actor Michael Chieffo), winds adult explaining things to Aaron — who accepts his son’s distress surprisingly quickly, yet he’s unfortunate to find a approach to retreat it. Earl believes there only competence be a trick, yet time is of a essence, and it will engage some severe and extralegal leg work.

Genre buffs put off by some aspects of a film competence be rather mollified by twists it takes mid through, that amplifies both a care for a accursed and a pic’s gore factor. And a serve a book strays from non-genre family play elements, a some-more enchanting it is. But ultimately, a film’s cultured and account shortcomings will be too vast a jump for many viewers to leap.

Production company: Pasidg Productions
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Cast: James Martinez, Trevor Stovall, Michael Chieffo, Farah White, David Castellvi, Michael Peach
Director-screenwriter-editor: Tommy Stovall
Producers: Marc S. Sterling, Tommy Stovall
Director of photography: Taylor Camarot
Production designer: Samyo Shannon
Costume designer: Jessica Erin Cary
Composer: Jakub Gawlina

80 minutes

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