Painted in Blood (2022)

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Painted in Blood (2022). Painted in Blood: Directed by Aaron Mirtes. With Deiondre Teagle, Deborah Seidel, Brad Belemjian, Zach Lazar Hoffman. Malik, an aspiring painter, takes a job as a security guard at an art museum to make extra cash. However things quickly become terrifying when the figure inside one of the paintings starts speaking to him and walking around at night.

“A spoiler-free review.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA sympathetic main character with practical hopes and regular-person problems provides 100% of this movieu0026#39;s charm. Our starving artist isnu0026#39;t struggling to afford his trendy loft apartment, heu0026#39;s struggling to afford a room in regular suburban house of some crappy subletting dude. We see him adding up his freelance income, including paintings in gift shops and his Etsy store.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story is compelling and the source of antagonism is interesting. Deiondre Teagleu0026#39;s Malik oscillates between believable and furniturish in solo scenes.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYou can detect hints of Candyman, Michael Medagliau0026#39;s Deep Dark, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eEverything else is terrible.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhere this movie really suffers is in dialogue. The script, direction, and line delivery are awkward to the point of embarrassing in any scene with two or more actors. The video quality gives it a distinct indie film vibe, but shoddy editing, blocking and camera work donu0026#39;t help this movie outperform the limited budget.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is the kind of movie there would be 1 copy of on the New Releases wall or in the u0026quot;Iu0026#39;ve never heard of thisu0026quot; RedBox folder. It is quite appropriately placed in the Free-with-Ads type of streaming service. Painted in Blood is one of the best films in the u0026quot;shot with my friendu0026#39;s adult film camerau0026quot; genre of horror movies. Go in with that level of expectation, and you might have a kind-of-good time if youu0026#39;re in the right mood.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e–Josh from Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast.”


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