After Leigh (Bethany Anne Lind) accidentally kills a man in self-defense, fear and consequences motivate her to cover up the act. But consequences are like dominoes, as her decisions, and her own conscience, set in motion a chain of events endangering her and her son. This character-driven thriller explores questions of guilt, moral identity, and the irrevocability of choices in the direst circumstances.
Matthew Pope’s directorial debut, Blood On Her Name, comes to theaters and VOD later this month, after a world premiere at the Fantasia Film Fest last year. Lind (Ozark, Stranger Things) stars along with Will Patton (Halloween (2018), Swamp Thing) and Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustle, Wish Upon). While it doesn’t look to be squarely pigeon-holed as a ‘horror’ film, the trailer is filled with grit, tension, and dread. We’ll get our eyes on it and let you know what we think, but it looks like a fascinating character study of a person whose moral conscience compels them to act in spite of their best interests.
Blood On Her Name will be released theatrically and on VOD February 28, 2020.