Directed by: Marcus Koch
Starring: Dan Ellis (Male Patient), Lillian McKinney (Female Patient), Andy Winton (Doctor)
Country: United States
Genres: Sexual-Violence against Men, Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome, Torture, Captivity, Revenge
Plot – Spoilers:
Bloodshock gets straight away into things as a doctor slices off the tongue of a man. The man, referred to as the Male, then finds himself in a padded room to prevent him from battering himself to death – an option he would have considered in due course, as the torture inflicted on him gets progressively extreme.
There is little dialogue in Bloodshock and the actions speak louder. The torture is amped up each session as the victim’s tolerance to pain increases to the point where surgeries that would normally require anesthesia are carried out without the Male passing out.
The purpose behind the torture is vague, though there is a hint at the end. Meanwhile, the Doctor extracts chemicals released into the Male’s blood during sessions of extreme pain, and gets high on them.
The Male finds some hope to exist when he finds notes dropped into his cell through an opening in the padded walls, ostensibly from a fellow prisoner. This relationship climaxes in one of the more satisfying endings to movies of this nature, as Bloodshock briefly shifts into colour from its black and white hues. It also has a fairly clever way to force you to sit through the end credits.