Blood Bound

Film Mode Entertainment Premieres ‘The Ninth Passenger’ And ‘Blood Bound’ At AFM

According to Film Mode Entertainment, two of their brand new horror films will be premiering at this year’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, California. The first film, The Ninth Passenger, is about a mysterious and murderous castaway aboard a luxury yacht. Blood Bound is the second film from Film Mode, and this one tells the story of the ancient ritual conducted by a powerful family in a small, rural town. Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world on both Blood Bound and The Ninth Passenger.

The Ninth Passenger stars Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas TV series), Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher 2012), Timothy V. Murphy (Sons of Anarchy TV series), Cinta Laura Kiehl (Tar 2018) and Tom Maden (Scream TV series). The film was directed by Ian Pfaff as his feature film debut from a script co-written by It Follows’ Corey Large and Steve M. Albert (In Like Flynn 2018).

From the press release:

The Ninth Passenger uncovers a group of college students on a spontaneous midnight sea voyage aboard a luxury yacht. The adventure turns horrific when they drift to a dark island and are hunted one by one by a mysterious ninth passenger. Not everyone is what they seem in this spine-tingling excursion.

“Audiences are going to have a lot of fun with The Ninth Passenger. The filmmakers have made a really entertaining film with great characters and great twist at the end,” said Epstein.

Next is Blood Bound, a film that stars Josh Brolin’s daughter, Eden (Manson’s Lost Girls 2016), as well as Kevin Spirtas (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood 1988), Joseph Melendez (Orange is the New Black TV series), Gerald McCullouch (CSI TV series) and Emmy Award winner Eric Nelsen (The Bay TV series). Blood Bound was written and directed by Dementia 13’s Richard LeMay.

From the press release:

Every 25 years, it begins. Bound to an ancient pact, a family of unlimited power descends upon a small rural town to sacrifice four human lives, one being a member of their own family. This Rosemary’s Baby meets Drag Me to Hell thriller takes a dark look into how far the human spirit can take one soul in its most desperate hour. Layered with plot twists and conflicted characters, Blood Bound follows six people as they carry out their destiny to their ultimate horror.

Blood Bound is the perfect addition to our already impressive line-up of films,” said Mathilde Epstein, COO of Film Mode Entertainment. “We are quickly becoming the home for elevated genre films, as evident in our success with films like The Good Neighbor starring James Caan. Our roster consists of a variety of these commercially viable titles that buyers and audiences around the world the world have been asking for.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with Film Mode to screen Blood Bound at AFM,” said Richard LeMay. “This is a great opportunity to show people this dark, creepy film, and I think people are going to be blown away by Eden Brolin’s performance.”



The premiere screenings for The Ninth Passenger took place on Thursday, November 2 at 1pm at Laemmle-5. Blood Bound premiered at 3pm in the Ocean Screening Room.

Both The Ninth Passenger and Blood Bound are highly-suspenseful films that are sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Besides The Good Neighbor, Film Mode’s recent successes include Sugar Mountain starring Jason Momoa and Little Pink House starring two-time Academy Award-nominee Catherine Keener. Upcoming productions include Viking Destiny starring Terence Stamp, TIFF official selection Human Traces with Mark Mitchinson and Sophie Henderson and The Girl Who Invented Kissing, a romantic drama starring Luke Wilson and Suki Waterhouse. For more info on these films and more, check out the Film Mode Entertainment website.

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As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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