Cup of My Blood Release Date: 30 August 2005 (USA) Genre: Horror | Thriller Director(s): Lance Catania Writer(s): Lance Catania & Kenneth Nilsson Staring: Daniel Patrick Sullivan, Janina Gavankar, Allie Smith I watched Cup of My Blood a few months ago and at first glance, didn’t like it. To be honest, I hadn’t been paying […]

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Cup of My Blood
Release Date: 30 August 2005 (USA)
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Director(s): Lance Catania
Writer(s): Lance Catania & Kenneth Nilsson
Staring: Daniel Patrick Sullivan, Janina Gavankar, Allie Smith

I watched Cup of My Blood a few months ago and at first glance, didn’t like it. To be honest, I hadn’t been paying attention. Knowing that I had missed a couple plot points, I popped it in again and did nothing else but watch my television screen. I was impressed. Not so impressed that I was blown away, but enough to call this one of 2005’s best horror films without an ounce of trepidation. While I’ve given movies like Creepies and The Wickeds the same rating this year, those were mostly out of appreciation for their ‘fun’ factor, and not necessarily because they were great movies. Make no mistake about it, Cup of My Blood is a great movie, and should be seen by those who are actually looking for a half-intelligent horror movie to come home to.

Daniel Patrick Sullivan was once renowned photographer. Now, years after his wife’s mysterious disappearance, he is just a common photographer of amateur porn. Daniel’s life is turned upside down when a car carrying a man and his wife crashes after nearly slamming into him. He is identified as the chosen one to protect a holy relic that is inside a box in their backseat. While he’s not supposed to look inside, he does anyway. This would normally seal the fate of any ordinary person, but it doesn’t for Daniel, who soon begins to have mysterious people in every facet of his life inquiring about the box.

I tried to leave as much out of my synopsis as possible, as Cup of My Blood is really that type of movie that one should just let pan out. It does have a middle portion that is fairly boring at times, but what never changes about Blood is how wonderful it looks. If Lance Catania never gets another directing gig, I won’t shed a tear. What will upset me is if he doesn’t keep developing his talents as a cinematographer. Cup of My Blood is a beautifully dark movie, with an atmosphere that lends to even the scenes that aren’t too memorable.

Those who are in this partially for the tits and gore won’t be disappointed either, as Catania delivers both in artsy fashions. It even brings some subtle humor at times courtesy of a few eccentric characters.
DVD: Cup of My Blood’s DVD is one of those cases where while I’m ecstatic that the team behind the movie cared enough to prepare a great DVD, it just wasn’t my cup of my tea. Starting off the batch is a commentary with director/writer/cinematographer Lance Catania and the film’s two producers. It’s not interesting from any perspective. It didn’t offer tips for low budget filmmakers, go into detail on the technical side, or even manage to be funny. They just drown on and on with no real point behind their words. There’s also a bunch of deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary that shed more light into the film’s plot, five cast/crew interviews that aren’t too bad, and a small selection of behind the scenes clips.

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