Zombie thriller Blood Quantum is now available to stream on Shudder after skipping theaters due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Originally scheduled for a spring 2020 release, the film takes place in a dystopian world dealing with a deadly zombie outbreak. Set outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, whose Indigenous inhabitants are immune to the pandemic, the movie follows Traylor, the tribal sheriff, as he struggles to protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend and other white refugees.
“We knew the film was important and timely when we acquired it last year, but given recent events, Blood Quantum’s themes of isolation, fear of contagion, and humanity struggling with the ramifications of a global virus have only grown more relevant,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. “When a theatrical release became untenable due to the real-world pandemic, we decided to accelerate the launch of Barnaby’s film so it would reach the biggest audience possible.”
Written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, Blood Quantum stars Michael Greyeyes, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Olivia Scriven, Stonehorse Lone Goeman, Brandon Oakes, William Belleau, Devery Jacobs and Gary Farmer. The film is now streaming on Shudder.
Zombie thriller Blood Quantum is now available to stream on Shudder as theaters across the globe remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.