Two sisters — both of whom had suffered abuse at the hands of their sadistic father in their childhood — learn that he’s dead. Seeing as how they can’t get their revenge in any normal way, they decide to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back and finally get their payback. That’s the idea behind this supernatural offering from co-writer/director James Cullen Bressack.
Exotic dancer Grace (co-writer Madeline Wade) learns of her father’s death, which forces her to return home to see her sister Serena. Together, they face the pain of their past, including the painful memories of abuse at the hands of their father, Minister Hall (Dave Sheridan, Scary Movie, Ghost World). Michael Welch (Mike Newton from Twilight) also shows up, as does Mark Rolston (The Shawshank Redemption, Aliens).
Even though Hilde (Dominique Swain, Lolita, Face/Off, The Sixth Friend), their mother, was terminally ill, she taught both girls the basics of witchcraft. That’s what they’ll try to use to escape the scars of childhood and gain their horrible revenge on their father. But first, they have to find a man to torture and use as his host.
This film depends on the abilities of its female leads, who do a good job of moving things forward, as they’re often the only two people on screen for most of the film. The level of their father’s depravity gets fully explored, trust me.
Blood Craft is available digitally on April 9.
Disclaimer: We were sent this movie by its PR team but that doesn’t impact our review.