Reviews Review: Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories Is Crude, Gory, Made With Genuine Love Published 2 years ago on October 31, 2016 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet This movie took me by surprise. I assumed it would be another uninspired run of the mill anthology horror. And it is for the first ten minutes. Then it’s revealed the story we’re watching is a film within a film. A hardcore horror fan in the audience shouts at the screen and starts drawing dicks on the posters in the cinema lobby. That’s when I realised Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s about time comedy horror had a resurgence. Some of the best horror films have a lighthearted quirkiness to them. A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, the Wicker Man, even the Texas Chainsaw Massacre have moments of (albeit extreme) black humour. Scream could even be considered primarily a comedy if watched from the right perspective. This sense of fun has disappeared from 21st century horror. No wonder the makers of this film, self-proclaimed genre fans, felt the need to create something that brings this essential tonal element back. The violence is gleefully brutal, nasty and overtly gooey, similar to Hatchet. That’s another thing Volumes of Blood wants to reclaim for the genre – practical effects (done here by Cassandra Baker, who manages to literally paint the entire screen space red.) It’s a breath of fresh air to once again see the art of realistically constructed plastic innards and broken bone. The stories are mostly set in the same house in different time periods and with their own unique style. They include killer bathtubs, cannibals and the evils of real estate. The most professionally done one is set at Christmas and stands out for it’s self-consciously red obsessed colour palette, a brilliant mostly silent performance by Jessica Schroeder and a twistedly funny script. Jay Woolston and Cindy Maples also stand out as a hilariously demented couple in a story about the dangers of selfies that feels like a sketch from the League of Gentlemen. It’s crude, gory, made with genuine love and certainly shows that crowd funding can produce worthwhile, well crafted movies. Related Topics:Blood Moon PicturesCassandra BakerCindy MaplesHorror StoriesJay WoolstonVolumes Of Blood Up Next Review: ClownTown is Genuinely Creepy and Disturbing Don't Miss Review: Antidote Gives The Effect Of Making Us A Silent Third Companion Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Watch the ‘Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories’ Full Trailer! Horror Anthology ’10/31/16′ Directorial Debut From Guitarist Rocky Gray Anthology ‘Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories’ Trailer Delivers The Gore Awesome New Posters For ‘Volumes Of Blood: Horror Stories’ By Nathan Thomas Milliner 1 Comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News5 hours ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News1 day ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News1 day ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News1 day ago Mezco Toyz Releasing New 15″ Mega Scale Talking Pennywise ‘IT’ Figure News2 days ago Featurette Tells the Story of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!