Jason Shipley’s ‘Blood Shed’ Proves that Blood Isn’t Thicker Than Murder [NSFW]


Those of us who have watched enough horror films have learned that when you when you live in the woods, we all tend to go a little murder-happy sometimes. In Blood Shed, a short film directed by Jason Shipley (Assistant Director: Hobo with a Shotgun), we find two brothers (Reggie and Louis) who like to drink, fish, snort drugs, and shoot guns until their games take a turn for the worse as an accidental gunshot sends the duo spiraling down a path of blood-crazed Cain and Abel-themed homicide.

This is all entertaining enough, but it’s not until “Mama” appears to help Louis that things take a turn for the insane. Looking like Bert’s long lost grandmother from Sesame Street, but with the high-pitched voice of Judge Doom, Mama is an over-sized devil sitting on Louis shoulder that drives the entire second half of the film and brings a whole new level of weird. The ending is a bit confusing, at least to me, but overall Blood Shed seems like a fine first solo effort by Shipley.

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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