A nurse finishing her shift goes to the staff changing room to take a shower and change. While in the shower an unseen person slashes her throat. The murderer washes their hands, leaves the hospital and appears to have buried the body. At home, Evan returns to bed just as his baby son wakes up. He tells his wife to go back to sleep and that he will get up. Evan (Seann William Scott) is a social worker who works with abused and troubled teens. Some of his clients are abused by family members in various ways. Evan’s wife Lauren gives birth to a baby. Evan’s mother Marie visits the hospital as Evan's wife Lauren is having trouble breastfeeding her baby. The nurse is rude to Marie when Marie asks her to be more gentle with the baby. The arrival of Evan’s first child puts a strain on him and Lauren, which includes sleepless nights and continued trouble with feeding the baby. Lauren refuses to feed the baby any formula because she believes formula is bad for babies, even though the baby is obviously not eating and not gaining weight. After a nightmare involving his father, Evan wakes up to find Marie has let herself in the house and is tending to the baby. Evan has a session with one of his students, who was beaten by his father. Later that night, Evan examines a police report on the boy's father and in the middle of the night, gets out of bed and leaves his house. Stopping in front of a bar, the boy's father is thrown out of a bar, and Evan convinces the man to give him a ride home. At an abandoned mansion that the man is squatting in, Evan knocks the man unconscious with a club and ties him to a chair. When the man awakes, he finds Evan dressed in a slicker and an audio recorder is set up. Evan asks the man to explain his feelings as he is beating his son. The man breaks down and explains he can't help himself when he is in a rage. Evan then kills the man.
Seann William Scott as Evan Cole
Hudson West as Young Evan
Mariela Garriga as Lauren Cole, Evan's wife
Dale Dickey as Marie Cole, Evan's mother
Cassandra Ballard as Young Marie
Kevin Carroll as Overstreet
Matthew Bellows as Charles Henry Cole III
Bloodline is a 2018 American psychological horror film directed by Henry Jacobson. The film was written by Avra Fox-Lerne, Will Honley and Jacobson. It stars Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, and Kevin Carroll. The film is a co-production between Divide/Conquer and Blumhouse Productions.
The film premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 22, 2018.
The film was released on September 20, 2019 by Momentum Pictures, and received mixed reviews from critics.