First Look: Chris Alexander’s “QUEEN OF BLOOD”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
After a successful run on the international festival circuit and strong home video presence with his first film, the dreamy, microbudget, award-winning mood piece BLOOD FOR IRINA, Fango editor Chris Alexander’s follow-up picture QUEEN OF BLOOD is currently in production.
Once again starring Canadian actor Shauna Henry as the vampire Irina, QUEEN OF BLOOD is a thematic and stylistic cousin to the first film, while still being a radical re-invention and textural expansion. This time Irina is re-born as a kind of plague, a parasite who crawls out of the earth and lays waste to a dream-state version of the old west. The film also stars legendary Skinny Puppy frontman Nivek Ogre as a mad preacher and features costume design by Alex Kavanagh (LAND OF THE DEAD, SPLICE, GINGER SNAPS 2-3, SAW II-VII).
Here then is a still of Henry as Irina, photo courtesy of David Goodfellow. QUEEN OF BLOOD will be completed later this year and begin its festival run in early 2014. It is an Autonomy Pictures release.