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Rating: 8.5 stars

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Los Angeles artist painting drugs vampire drug dealer

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Seen on: 01/11/2020, 06/15/2019 (rewatch)

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Bliss (2020)

Directed by Joe Begos

Horror | Thriller

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sensoria, sleestakk

Overview

In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood.

Rated NR | Length 80 minutes

Actors

Abraham Benrubi | Rachel Avery | Rhys Wakefield | George Wendt | Chris McKenna | Mark Beltzman | Dora Madison | Jeremy Gardner | Matt Mercer | Kristin Lorenz | Graham Skipper | Josh Ethier | Jesse Merlin | Simone Wasserman | Tru Collins | Jackson Birnbaum | Susan Slaughter | Erin Braswell | Zoe Cooper

Viewing Notes

Grabbed this off the new arrival shelf b/c I wanted to see if it held up to being one of my favorite movies of 2019 (4th overall). Yep, this movie still destroys. Forgot how gory it gets at times but certainly did not forget how damn awesome Dora Madison is carrying this movie. So many things I love in her performance in particular how it all feels so natural; real dialogue and conversations and interactions that feel perfectly true to this story.

I listened to a little of the commentary with Dora and Joe Begos and he asks her about how she came to be a part of this production. After her response he inserts that she’s supposed to be portraying him and that her impromptu dialogue during the audition sounded like things he would say. That along with her crazy hair made her a lock. Then she raided his wardrobe for the T-shirts and whatnot that she wears throughout the film.

Someday I’ll have to buy this Blu b/c I adore the movie and want to hear both commentaries. Still so impressed that Begos made this movie. It’s so different from his other work yet still has some of his signature gore moments. It really is great and one that’s left a lasting impression on me since that initial viewing.

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