Shudder’s upcoming U.S. release of Jeff Barnaby’s, Blood Quantum, has gotten its first trailer, and it looks like a bloody good time. A zombie horror movie, where residents of the Red Crow Mi’gMaq Reservation, discover they are immune to a quickly spreading zombie plague.
Blood Quantum Trailer:
“The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.”Via IMDB
Written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, and staring Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and Forrest Goodluck. The film serves as a bloody commentary on colonialism, with its title, “Blood Quantum,” being a reference to the blood quantum laws or “Indian blood laws.” A set of laws enacted by early north american colonial governments to identify members of Indigenous tribes by percentage of ancestry, via blood measurement.