Blood Red Sky review – will it heighten your fear of flying?

July 24, 2021 (Last updated: July 26, 2021)
Jordan Lyon 0
Movie Reviews, Netflix
Netflix film Blood Red Sky


It feels longer than 2 hours, but the entertainment value makes it for up. Plus, there are few films around that have a similar plot.

This review of the Netflix film Blood Red Sky does not contain spoilers. The horror was released on the streaming service on July 14, 2021. 

It would be safe to assume that horror is Netflix’s current favorite genre. Just look at their latest releases in the form of A Classic Horror Story and the Fear Street trilogy. Will Blood Red Sky fly as high, or will it crash and burn?

Netflix’s Blood Red Sky is very ambitious with its plot. The writers of the movie are aware of what the audience will instantly compare it to, namely Flight Plan. It’s not long before these comparisons prove to be short-lived. It takes a direction that few will see coming. Unless, of course, you’ve read about the film before its release. Note to anyone thinking of watching the trailer: it may be better not to! Instead, it’s probably better to dive straight into watching the movie.

As Blood Red Sky is both spoken in German and English, it’s natural that it features cast members of diverse nationalities. Among them are; German actress Peri Baumeister, the Danish actor Roland Møller and the British-Australian Dominic Purcell. Were you sure that Dominic Purcell was American?! Me too until I checked! The cast is stellar in their roles. If you’ve seen them in any of their other roles, you’ll soon forget about them. The reason for that? The cast is so into their characters that it’s hard to picture them as anything else whilst watching the film.

The biggest flaw of the film is its runtime. By the time the Netflix film reaches the 90-minute mark, it’s ready to conclude. Yet, with a lot of time left, there’s a lot more to develop within the film. Although it’s always good when a movie has a lot of action or story occurring, Blood Red Sky feels that it is cramming too much in a short amount of time.

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