Blood Red Sky (AKA Transatlantic 473) is about a lady named Nadja (Peri Baumeister) who is suffering from a mysterious disease. When a gang of terrorists hijacks their airplane, she is forced to battle for her and her son’s lives.
The film also stars Graham McTavish (Col. Alan Drummond), Dominic Purcell (Berg), Chidi Ajufo (Curtiz), Roland Mller (Karl), Alexander Scheer (Eightball), Rebecca Dyson-Smith (Sergeant Karen Brown, Leonie Brill (Julia), Gordon Brown (Bill), Roy McCrerey (Dr. Halvorsen), and Kais Setti (Farid).
Peter Thorwarth (The Wave) directed Blood Red Sky and co-wrote the screenplay with Stefan Holtz (Kiss me Kismet).
To discuss the vampire element of this at all, we must engage in light spoilers, because it turns out that the mother is a vampire, and the disease she is attempting to cure is vampirism, not cancer. Not so wonderful in everyday life, but precisely what the doctor ordered when a group of gun-toting terrorists take over a plane. What’s the issue? Vampirism spreads quickly, and if you’re not cautious, you may end up with an aircraft full of vampires.
If you’re hesitant about the film’s first half, stay around for the second half, where things become genuinely wild. As it turns out, what is effectively a big flying coffin is a fantastic location for a vampire picture, and the film’s best asset, aside from its vampire design and realistic effects as the plane fills with blood, is claustrophobia.
The film has rocketed to become the number one movie on Netflix, which is rare for a foreign picture, and with this movie plus the fact that all of the Twilight movies have suddenly arrived on Netflix, its vampire-central over there right now. Although Twilight vampires and Blood Red Sky vampires are, as one might imagine, diametrically opposed. On the flying plane of death, there will be no sparkles or love triangles.
I highly recommend Blood Red Sky to horror enthusiasts, vampire fans, and pretty much anybody else. It takes what should be a ridiculous premise, plays it straight, and pays it off admirably.