The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Greyeyes), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses.
Mesmerizing opening cinematography, unsettling imagery, and a stunning bit of animation are all in the first few minutes of Blood Quantum. It’s a hell of a way to begin. All the bloody practical FX, the creative kills, the extraordinary make-up, combined with an awesome plot are just a few reasons why Blood Quantum is an outstanding zombie film. You’re getting 3 distinct acts with the shift in time and a shocking third act you may not see coming. In truth, it is a study of historic irony. While the native American population was decimated by European viruses, in this film they are immune. Even with that advantage, rage from the youngest generation is their ultimate downfall. Writer-director Jeff Barnaby has given us a truly poignant and thoroughly badass film.
From writer & director Jeff Barnaby (RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS)
Michael Greyeyes (True Detective, Fear the Walking Dead)
Forrest Goodluck (THE REVENANT, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST)
Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga)
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN)
Olivia Scriven (Degrassi: Next Class & The Next Generation)
Revered MMA trainer Stonehorse Lone Goeman
Brandon Oakes (RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS)
William Belleau (Frontier, SCALPED)
Devery Jacobs (American Gods, The Order, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS)
Gary Farmer (DEAD MAN, JIMMY P)