Plot: When his girlfriend, Phoebe, is swamped with college exams; Tom O’Bannon, a rowdy pro-wrestler struggling to make ends meet, agrees to fill in as a last-minute replacement for her well-paying babysitting job. Tom arrives at an isolated family home where he meets the precocious 10-year-old Grace.
Runtime: 2 Hours
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Story: Here for Blood starts when wrestler Tom (Roberts) is asked by his student girlfriend Phoebe (Farrow) to babysit for her. While he is reluctant, he agrees to help as the couple needs the money and Phoebe needs to study. When Tom arrives at the home, it looks like a simple job looking after 10-year-old Grace (Misaljevic).
However, this night is going to be different when a cult decides to invade the home. After they invade the home, they learn who they are up against. Tom decides to use his fighting skills to fight back against the cult of killers and save Grace.
Verdict on Here for Blood
Here for Blood is an action horror comedy following a wrestler that takes a babysitting job for his girlfriend. However, it turns into a battle for survival when they come up against a cult. Although the cult isn’t prepared for what they are coming up against.
This is a movie that takes the stalked babysitter idea to new levels. We have seen countless new ideas over recent years including Netflix’s own The Babysitter. The idea of a babysitter needing to protect a child against a cult is easy for horror. However, this takes things in a new direction, with the babysitter being the biggest physical presence in the movie.
By turning things on their heads, we get a lot more laughs, with most coming from Shawn Roberts’ Tom. A lot comes from the out-of-place babysitter position he finds himself in. Nearly all the fights are shot to feel like over-the-top wrestling matches, with each one offering something new. This is a blood-soaked horror filled with comedy and just doesn’t hold back on anything.
Final Thoughts – Here for Blood is a laugh-out-loud horror comedy with a relentless nature.