Yes, blood is thicker than water, but Noah Segan’s relationship with the Austin-based genre production company Paper Street Pictures is just as strong. After starring in Paper Street Pictures founder Aaron B. Koontz’s Camera Obscura and The Pale Door, and writing/directing the segment “M.I.S.T.E.R.” for Koontz’s horror anthology Scare Package, Segan makes his feature-length directorial debut with the Paper Street Pictures-produced father-daughter vampire road trip tale Blood Relatives. Filmed in and around Taylor, Blood Relatives finds Segan’s vampire Francis crossing paths with the orphaned teenage daughter he never knew existed. The tenacious but confused Jane (Plan B’s Victoria Moroles) needs Francis’ help and guidance as she makes her full transition to vampirism. Lacking any paternal instincts, and steadfastly a loner, Francis dispenses whatever advice and life lessons from his Jewish heritage and bloodsucking experiences that he can as he drives Jane across the country in his blue 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback to hand her off to her only other living relative. Blood Relatives, which received its world premiere during this year’s Fantastic Fest, is now available to stream on Shudder. Noah Segan is just as well-known for his genre work (Deadgirl, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Starry Eyes, Tales of Halloween, The Mind’s Eye, Mohawk, Owen Egerton’s Austin-shot Follow) as he is for his collaborations with his close friend, Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper, The Last Jedi, and Knives Out director Rian Johnson. Segan also appears in Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which opened Nov. 23 in theaters and debuts Dec. 23 on Netflix.
Aired: Nov. 22, 2022.