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Blood Quantum

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 38min
Country: Canada
Language: English, Micmac
Genre Tags: Drama, Horror
Plot Summary: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Anti-colonialism zombie movie. When the zombie apocalypse happens, only the white people (and I guess other non-indegenous people?) turn. The Mi'kmaq tribe is immune, and has to relive the invasion of their land.

Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
2.5 out of 4 stars -

I don't like to invoke the name of lost masters often but I kept thinking the same thing while watching Blood Quantum, dropping on Shudder today as a little pandemic treat for horror fans: "George Romero would have dug this." Clearly inspired by the King of the Undead, Jeff Barnaby's film doesn't just mimic Romero's obsession with zombies but how he weaved social commentary through his Dead franchise while never being afraid of a grisly count of human bodies being ripped into pieces. A zombie film that also comments on our abuse of the planet and treatment of indigenous people is a brilliant idea, and it's easy to see why TIFF chose this to open their Midnight Madness program last year.