I can’t say that I loved BLOOD CHILD but I can say that it wasn’t a total dud either. The premise of the story is pretty heartbreaking, Ashley suffers a miscarriage while living in Singapore, so she and her maid Siti go to a mystic to get a “blood child.” The ghost child comes back to the States with them, without her husband Bill knowing anything. The story is also based on a true story too.
BLOOD CHILD does have few scares, but it won’t keep you up at night. I think that the scariest moment goes to the beginning when Ashley is playing with a child, which you then notice that she’s a ghost.
Really it’s the stale ending and the characters that bothered me the most about BLOOD CHILD. Ashley’s husband Bill and her friend Chelsea are the worst offenders. Bill is always at work though the scenes we see of him, he’s out drinking with his friends. One moment he almost cheats on poor Ashley too. Chelsea is such a jerk to Siti and other cultures. Everyone seemed to be pretty closed minded about Siti, which that was a little bothersome.
Jennifer Phillips directed BLOOD CHILD. The cast included Alyx Melone, Meredith Heinrich, Biden Hall, Lisa Kovack, and Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie. I actually liked Alyx Melone’s character, Ashley better than the rest. The rest of the characters are forgettable, well their annoying traits aren’t.
So overall BLOOD CHILD has an interesting premise, but was just not executed well. Like I said before it’s not a total dud, but it’s not a movie I would watch again either.
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