This review was original published as part of my coverage of Fantasia 2020
A young woman develops suspicions about her friend during a trip to a cabin in Bleed with Me. Rowan (Lee Marshall) is a shy and awkward woman, who accompanies her co-worker and best friend Emily (Lauren Beatty) on a trip to a cabin with Emily’s boyfriend Brendan (Aris Tyros). Things come off to a rocky start, with Rowan feeling unwelcome on what Brendan was expecting to be a week alone with Emily. However, during the night Rowan begins receiving inexplicable cuts on her arm and she begins to fear that Emily might have a thirst for blood.
Bleed with Me is a horror film from writer/director Amelia Moses that deals with the growing paranoia of the lead protagonist Rowan, who comes to believe that her best friend Emily is more sinister than she appears to be. The plot of the film leaves you questioning whether Rowan, who is prone to sleepwalking, is imagining the whole ordeal or if there is something truly sinister happening in this isolated cabin.
Bleed with Me is a horror film that is almost structured like a play, with its single isolated setting and cast of only three characters. Much of the plot is based on the rapport between stars Lee Marshall, who is also a producer on the film, and Lauren Beatty, with the latter’s character of Emily, simultaneously coming off as caring and vaguely sinister. Overall, Bleed with Me is a film that will keep you guessing until literally the final moments.