Bliss, Shudder

Shudder presents the darkly intense and provocatively gritty vampire thriller, Bliss, starring Dora Madison and Tru Collins. Writer/director Joe Begos delivers a worthwhile addition to the horror genre thanks to an unforgettable and fierce female led performance. 

A brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of her life turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles.

Here are 5 reasons why you should see Bliss:

5) Dora Madison!

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Compelling from beginning to end, Dora Madison captures all sides of Dezzy’s flawed, shallow, and rebellious personality. At times unlikable, other times sympathetic, Dezzy (Madison) defines the struggle of a brilliant artist dominated by her toxic environment and her fear of inadequacy. Madison delivers a mesmerizing performance as Dezzy finds herself on a self-destructive path in order to create something original. 

4) Tru Collins!

Tru Collins is a wild and sensational bonus to the vampire flick. Collins pulsates the screen with dynamic verve as Dezzy’s hard-partying friend, Courtney. Courtney (Collins) has to be charismatic, seductive, and manipulative in order to feed Dezzy’s addiction with gore, sweat, and sex.

3) The Look!

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Viewers will be in awe of the vibrant color scheme from Mike Testin’s cinematography. The camerawork uses surreal and eye appealing tones for the audience to join in on Dezzy’s wild and chaotic ride. It’s such a bold look that heightens the blood splatter when the death count starts. 

2) The Direction!

Aided by Josh Ethier’s hyper editing, writer/director Joe Begos dives deep into the glossy music video approach to the pulse-pounding scenes. The heavy metal soundtrack also adds to the pulsing ambiance. The entire film creatively manages to hold onto its grungy look with an unbreakable grip.  

1) Unique & Bloody!

Viewers will instantly find Bliss maddeningly thrilling. Dora Madison definitely gives it her all in a must-see performance. 

Bliss premieres Thursday, January 30th 2020 on Shudder

By Jorge Solis

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