3 reasons to watch Dominique Swain’s new occult movie Blood Craft


Blood Craft is a wicked, disturbing, and unconventional revenge horror film about two sisters using occultism to seek vengeance on their father.

Directed by notorious B-movie director, James Cullen Bressack, Blood Craft is an offbeat, terrifying, and extra bloody dive into witchcraft as two sisters find a way to make their now-deceased, abusive father pay for all the atrocities he committed against them as young girls.

The film stars Madelaine Wade and Augie Duke as the title duo, Grace and Serena, with the accomplished actress, Dominique Swain, playing their dearly departed mother in a series of flashbacks throughout the film. Michael Welch (in a drastically different role from the one he played in Twilight) also stars.

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Blood Craft is a sexy, blood-soaked tale that will have you reaching for the holy water, and maybe a shower, by the time the credits roll. Here are the 3 main reasons you should check the film out when you get the chance.

3. Witches, occultism, and blood magic, oh my!

I love stories about witches. In my opinion, there aren’t nearly enough out there so I’ll pretty much watch anything I can get my hands on involving occultism, witchcraft, or black magic. I’m fascinated by the lore and the story behind it – both in fiction and in the real world.

The plot of this story intrigued me from the beginning given its very basis in spells and blood magic. I wasn’t disappointed by the final product. A great deal of this movie is about a gory ritualistic practice used by the sisters to rip their father from the grave and ensure he faces their mutual wrath. If you’re hoping to watch this and see strong women orchestrating the torturous demise of their father through the usage of pentagrams, sacrifices, and copious amounts of blood then you won’t be disappointed.

2. The story is a unique take on the typical revenge plot.

Blood Craft’s plot does boil down to a conventional revenge story but its execution will surpass your expectations. For starters, the man Grace and Serena intend to seek revenge on is their father and, on top of that, he’s already dead.

How, exactly, do exact vengeance on a dead man? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out, but I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never seen a story about someone getting their karmic justice told exactly like this one.

Blood Craft – Pictured (L-R): Madelaine Wade as Grace, Michael Welch as Tyler – Photo Courtesy of October Coast PR

1. It’s dark, gory, and extremely disturbing.

Let’s be honest, us horror fans like to look for dark stories and disturbing scares. It’s part of the allure of the genre. Trust me when I tell you, Blood Craft has plenty. I wasn’t a fan of some of the fetishization of the main duo or the blatant sexualization, but I’ll give the movie credit for really going there.

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Just when you think the abuse these two women exhibited at the hands of their sadistic father can’t possibly get anymore ghastly, the movie kicks it up about ten more notches. Despite my grievances with a few of the plot elements, I can commend Blood Craft for leaving all discretion at the door and jumping into the deep end. At the very least, it makes for an intense film that left my skin crawling and stomach tensing in more than one scene throughout.

Blood Craft is now available to own on digital.

Will you consider watching Blood Craft?  If you already did, what did you think of the film? Do you enjoy films about witches and dark magic? What are your favorite witch-themed horror movies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!