Has it really been 20 years??
The film River Phoenix was three weeks away from completing when he overdosed and died outside of The Viper Room will soon see the light of day.
Dark Blood features Joaquin Phoenix's older brother as an unstable widower who lives near a nuclear testing site. The character is obsessed with carving Native American figurines because he believes only their magic properties can save him from Armageddon.
This one sounds spooky enough without the tragic context surrounding its production.
With the help of external funding, director George Sluizer and editor Michiel Reichwein finally completed the film they set out to make in 1993.
Check out the stirring trailer for River’s last movie (above) but prepare to get the chills!
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