Throw The Pang Brothers into a bowl with a dash of Quentin Tarantino and pinch of the sexy side of Texas and you’ve got Blood Sombrero, the latest production from writing-directing team Abel Berry and Jennifer Stone. Following the adventures of several misfits and violent ne’er do wells on their search for a mystical box, this wild ride is violent, fast paced and filled with some very hot, physically fit men and women – all in various states of undress.
Narrated by the sardonic Izzy (Stone), a former children’s show host, Blood Sombrero is propelled by the actions of a former rock star turned thief named, appropriately, Thief (Billy Blair). Hired by Lucifer (Nick Gomez), a drug dealing under lord, to find the box, Thief’s path is often interrupted by a couple of cops, who are also on the trail of the box, and a mysterious (and very deadly) ninja named Josephine (Paula Marcenaro Solinger), whom is the box’s protector. The box’s creator, a powerful age-old warlord name Sauro (Berry), also, has a group of martial arts enhanced followers who are determined to stop Josephine while a bounty hunter named Coffin (Tom Proctor) is determined to tangle with her and Thief, as well.
Granted, a somewhat keen attention span is needed here as the action flips backwards and forwards in time, but Berry and Stone have clear control of their material and the amazing volume of fight sequences are handled by Berry and stunt coordinator Jayson Atz with beauty and precision. Acting-wise, nearly all the performers (including the many extras utilized in the scenes at Lucifer’s club) resonate with cocky assurance, but Blair brings a special exotic energy to Thief while Stone nearly steals the show with her subtle asides and bored acquiescence to the increasingly dangerous situations that Izzy finds herself thrown into.
Most importantly, Berry and Stone, whose previous credits include such homegrown genre features as Spoils and Kodie, have grown by leaps and bounds as artists with this project. Their future films are expected to be even more impressive.
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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!