Scream Directors Apologized To Stars Of Their New Vampire Movie For Amount Of Blood
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Scream Directors Apologized To Stars Of Their New Vampire Movie For Amount Of Blood


  • Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett apologized to the
    cast for the excess blood used in the vampire movie.
  • Radio Silence teases that
    could be their most bloody movie yet, surpassing their previous violent films.
  • Abigail
    Dracula’s Daughter
    with intense bloodshed, potentially topping their previous movies in gore.



Scream directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett apologized to the stars of their new vampire movie, Abigail, for the amount of blood they used. A reimagining of the Universal Classic Monsters movieDracula’s Daughter, the film follows a group that accidentally abducts Abigail, a ballerina who is actually a vicious vampire and slowly begins killing her captors one by one in an isolated mansion. The cast includes Scream‘s Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, Kathryn Newton, William Catlett, Kevin Durand, Giancarlo Esposito, and the late Angus Cloud.

In an interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar+), Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett said that Abigail is so bloody that they spent the majority of the shoot apologizing to their actors. The directing duo known as Radio Silence went on to say that this could be their bloodiest movie yet. Read their full comments below:

All of our movies are bloody. [But] I would say that this is definitely the most bloody. We spent a lot of time apologizing to our actors on this movie! I mean, blood is in the DNA of a vampire movie, and the amount of blood work in this one is… It’s pretty extreme! But it’s still fun.



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Could Abigail Be Radio Silence’s Bloodiest Movie Yet?

Kathryn Newton Screaming in Abigail

Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett say that Abigail is “definitely” their “most bloody” movie yet, which is a bold claim coming from the directing duo. Each of their past horror films has featured copious amounts of blood and violence, including Ready or Not, Scream (2022), and Scream VI. It’s difficult to quantify the amount of blood used in each of these films since the three Radio Silence movies are all rated R for various levels of “violence, bloody images,” and “strong bloody violence” throughout.

Though Radio Silence’s Scream films feature slasher violence, Ready or Not is known for its extremely graphic violence. In it, characters regularly meet their demise by being bludgeoned, shot, or crushed, resulting in scenes of intense bloodshed. The Ready or Not ending is especially graphic, as each member of the Le Domas family explodes, blowing bloody chunks everywhere.

Based on the Abigail trailer, the upcoming film could have multiple scenes that top Ready or Not and Radio Silence’s Scream movies. Though the trailer itself is actually light on the blood and gore in order to be approved for all audiences, there is a scene towards the end when one of the kidnappers wakes up in a bloody pool of corpses. Whether Abigail is truly Radio Silence’s bloodiest movie yet will be revealed when it releases in April.

releases in theaters on April 19.

Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar+)

Abigail Movie Poster showing a little girl covered in blood wearing a ballerina dress


Abigail is a 2024 horror thriller directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. The plot follows a group of people who kidnap the daughter of a dangerous crime lord only to discover that the little girl is actually a vicious vampire out for blood. Alisha Weir stars as the titular character alongside Kathryn Newton, Melissa Barrera, and Dan Stevens.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin , Tyler Gillett

Release Date
April 19, 2024

Universal Pictures

Guy Busick , Stephen Shields

Kathryn Newton , Dan Stevens , Kevin Durand , Melissa Barrera , Angus Cloud , Alisha Weir , William Catlett

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