A journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.
Books of Blood is available on Hulu October 7th
We noticed early on that things aren’t normal with Mary (Britt Robertson), as we overhear her parents talking about how she is off of her medicine. We also see she has a knack for hearing things to a higher level than we typically can.
As we get to know Mary more, we also understand that she went through this tragic event that happened to her in school. The further we get into her character, the more mystery surrounding her; the writers give us a little bit to nibble on but keep you guessing.
When the story transition’s into Simon (Rafi Gavron), the film picks up the pace in story development as we start to understand more behind the book’s meaning and where it came from. We begin to see the story intertwine with each other putting the pieces together that were missing earlier in the film
Speaking of Simon, who is played by Rafi Gavron, once he enters the movie’s picture, it got immensely better. He had this strange yet creepy vibe that stood out to me as up to this point in the film; nothing stood out, including the acting.
The movie takes an interesting twist as we start to peel back each part of our story’s layers and how they intersect with each other. Within this process, the writing felt a bit sloppy and just felt like they were more concerned with setting up the idea of more films.
Rafi Gavron’s performance can’t save an otherwise lackluster film.
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.