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Shudder Release Surprise Original Movie BLOOD QUANTUM [Trailer/Poster]

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Shudder subscribers can now watch Jeff Barnaby's zombie movie.

Horror streaming service Shudder has a surprise for its subscribers today with the early release of director Jeff Barnaby’s '80s set zombie thriller Blood Quantum.

In a twist on the zombie genre, Blood Quantum focusses on a Canadian First Nations reservation, whose inhabitants are immune to the zombie virus. First Nations filmmaker Barnaby also wrote, edited and composed the musical score for his film, which stars Michael Greyeyes, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Olivia Scriven, Stonehorse Lone Goeman, Brandon Oakes, William Belleau, Devery Jacobs and Gary Farmer.

Speaking about the decision to release Blood Quantum early, Shudder General Manager Craig Engler said "We knew the film was important and timely when we acquired it last year, but given recent events, Blood Quantum’s themes of isolation, fear of contagion, and humanity struggling with the ramifications of a global virus have only grown more relevant. When a theatrical release became untenable due to the real-world pandemic, we decided to accelerate the launch of Barnaby’s film so it would reach the biggest audience possible."

Blood Quantum is on Shudder now.

Check out the trailer, poster and official synopsis below.

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The official synopsis reads:

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Greyeyes), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses.