Blood Relatives is a new movie coming to the Shudder streaming service after sweeping the festival circuit. Noah Segan of Knives Out and Starry Eyes wrote, directed and starred in the film. He’ll play Francis, a 115-year-old Yoddosh vampire who still looks 35. He cruises America’s back roads in a decades-beaten muscle car, staying alone and loving it that way. So, of course, it’s not going to stay that way.
One day, a teenage girl named Jane, played by Victoria Moroles from Teen Wolf and Never Have I Ever, shows up at the motel where he is staying. Having found Francis using the internet, she claims to be his daughter. A statement that is backed up by the fact that she had fangs. In addition, unlike Francis, she can also go out during the day with sunscreen.
After getting confirmation that Jane is his daughter, Francis doesn’t know what to do. He is advised to find something they could do together. While the trailer immediately jumps to Jane feeding and presumably killing someone, the official plan is for the two of them to go on a journey.
Blood Relatives are advertised as creators of Scare Me and The Endless. Josh Ruben, who wrote, directed, and starred in the first, can be seen in the trailer, apparently playing a Renfield-like character. He is a mental patient who is seen asking Jane for “a taste”, she holding out her finger for him to put in his mouth. Whether Ruben will be a supporting player or just a fun cameo remains to be seen.
Where to Watch Blood Relatives
According to PromoteHorror.com, ahead of its November 22, 2022 streaming debut, Shudder and Alamo Drafthouse are teaming up for a week-long US theatrical tour starting next week. Locations where you can watch Blood Relatives on the big screen will include downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Denver, New York and Washington, DC.
See all the details for yourself here:
THEATER SESSION SCHEDULE FOR SHUDDER BLOOD RELATIVES
Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. PT – Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:45 p.m. PT – New Mission, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. CT – South Lamar, Austin, TX
Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:25 p.m. CT – South Lamar, Austin, TX
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6:00 p.m. CT – Sloans Lake, Denver, CO
Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. ET – Lower Manhattan, NY
Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m. ET – Crystal City, Washington, DC
Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest Founder Tim League said:
“I saw the film at Fantastic Fest last month and fell in love. I ended up taking my 11 year old daughter to the next screening two days later, and she was just as smitten. It was his first vampire movie (outside of Hotel Transylvania) and his first Fantastic Fest movie. In honor of this, Noah and I will have special gifts for all the dads with their kids at every stop on the tour.
After each screening, there will be a Q&A session with Segan. One of the moderators will be Douglas Benson, comedian, podcaster, actor and producer, who will work on Downtown Los Angeles, CA Q&A. Another will be Peaches Christ, filmmaker, actor and artist, who will host the Q&A in New Mosson, San Francisco, CA.