Gotta admit, I didn’t know what to expect from Blood Creek. I wasn’t even sure it would qualify as a zombie movie and that’s all I need is to have a SECOND disqualification under my belt! (Thanks a lot, Carriers! Why are you on a Wikipedia list of zombie flicks? Asshole!) Happily, Blood Creek not only has zombies in it, it has an amazing sequence where our heroes are attacked by ZOMBIE F’N HORSES!
Basically, it’s your standard tale of a Nazi who journeyed to Virginia to find some mystical stones that would help his side win the upcoming WWII. When he discovers one, he moves in with a family and turns them into his unaging slaves, who must kidnap people to feed to the Nazi so he can drink their blood and become an immortal with power over the world. Or something. You’ve heard it before. Almost every movie starts this way. There’s really way more backstory and mythology than is necessary and I could type thirty more sentences about it and still not completely understand it. And don’t even get me started on oddball character motivations. Everyone does what the plot requires, even when it makes no sense.
The impressive thing about the film is that NONE OF THAT crap matters. The movie navigates its way through all its trappings and failings and somehow manages to come out the other end as a solidly entertaining film. Not saying it’s going to win any awards or be particularly memorable a year or two down the line, but it didn’t make me feel like I wasted my time and it actually exceeded my expectations. On Zombie Movie Night, where we have sat through our share of mind-numbing crap, sometimes that’s enough.
Blood Creek gets a B- grade.