Fantastic Fest 2020 Movie Review: Amelia Moses’ ‘Bloodthirsty’

Here we are with another review for Fantastic Fest 2020, this time it’s for the horror thriller, Bloodthirsty. This film will play at the festival’s last night, October 2, 2020. See what’s all about here!


This film was directed by Amelia Moses and written by Wendy Hill-Tout and Lowell. The cast includes Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk, Katharine King So, and Michael Ironside.

Synopsis for Bloodthirsty

A vegan singer/songwriter goes to work on her second album with notorious music producer Vaughn Daniels. But as the album progresses, she starts to transform into a powerful beast with a thirst for blood, meat, and the hunt.

This film is a bit of a slow burn, but once it picks up, you’ll be happy you stuck around. This story is very different from the other films playing at Fantastic Fest 2020. I really enjoyed the melodramatic tone and mystery. In some ways, Bloodthirsty reminds me of an adult version of Ginger Snaps. A woman trying to discover who she really is and what she truly is.


Lauren Beatty delivers a great performance as a desperate and confused indie singer who will do anything for success. She’s been suppressing her true desires for far too long, and it’s about to nip her in the bum! Greg Bryk plays the perfect villain. He’s charming, manipulative, and willing to say anything to get what he wants.


This film is bloody, but there’s not much of it until the end. I think the transformation is great and slightly different than other ones I’ve seen before. The special effects are wicked yet not over the top.

Final Thoughts

Be sure to check out Bloodthirsty and all the other films playing at Fantasia Fest 2020 when you can; you won’t be disappointed!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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