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Tales from the Rez – Blood in the Snow 2023

Tales from the Rez Blood in the Snow Review
A feature-length edit of the APTN lumi anthology series, consisting of six horror stories based on Blackfoot Urban legends.

Tales from the Rez – Blood in the Snow 2023

Release Date: October 20, 2023
Runtime: 01:36
Synopsis:
Tales from the Rez is a horror-comedy anthology series presents screen adaptations of popular Blackfoot urban legends.
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Six stories based on Blackfoot urban legends are told in . Elder Uncle Randolf () introduces a series of chilling tales based around the Blackfoot reservation. In “Queen's Hotel,” recovered alcoholic Eddie () tries to save the soul of his brother Jacob () from a dark cowboy (); In “Grave Consequences,” stoners Savana () and Dee (Laura Royal) steal from a grave, causing spooky occurrences; In “A Giddy Goat,” a Goatman () and his friend Cecil try to score at a Halloween party; In “Something in the Water,” Savannah joins friends on a camping trick, where they awaken angry water spirits; In “Taxi Me to Hell,” cousins Wendall () and Cecil pick up a hitchhiker with sinister intentions; Finally, in “Sandhills,” Jacob finds the legendary trickster Napi (), who helps him heal his inner child.

Tales from the Rez Synopsis

Tales from the Rez is an Indigenous horror anthology written and directed by Blackfoot filmmaker Trevor Solway. Originally produced as a streaming series for APTN lumi, Tales from the Rez consists of six segments introduced with a dry sense of humour by the ballcap-wearing host Uncle Randolf, who gets increasingly annoyed about having to tell these stories for free. The stories are influenced by Blackfoot urban legends, featuring everything from zombies to water spirits to a trickster.

My Thoughts on Tales from the Rez

The individual stories of Tales from the Rez run between 12-20 minutes in length, with this feature-length edit packaging together into an approximately 96-minute film, with a simple fade to black used to transition between the different episodes. With the exception of a handful of characters that appear in more than one, each of the stories of Tales from the Rez stands as its own standalone narrative, with the only common elements being the opening and closing comments by Uncle Randolf.

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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