Vampire horror is flying high this month on Netflix.
Blood Red Sky–directed by Peter Thorwarth (The Wave) from a screenplay he wrote with Stefan Holtz–debuted on the streamer July 23 and will reach 50 million global households by next week, according to Deadline. That number will make the film Netflix’s most successful German movie or TV show to date.
Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that the figures show that 90 percent of viewers are watching the entire two-hour runtime of the film. Not bad considering the current trend to zap through dozens of channels in quick succession.
“I always believed it would be a successful movie,” Thorwarth said, “but I never believed it would be a hit globally. We got the numbers and everyone freaked out. It’s great. And 90 percent watching from beginning to end is pretty good.”
Blood Red Sky–starring Peri Baumeister, Kais Setti, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell and Graham McTavish–tells the gripping tale of a woman with “a mysterious illness” who is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight.
The woman–needing to help her son and her fellow passengers–reveals “a dark secret and unlocks the vampire within that she fought to hide.” Predictably, bloody hell explodes on that plane.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Blood Red Sky and on future genre offerings from Netflix.