Blood in the Water full movie review - Definitely a "B" movie, I saw it for Willa Holland.
I came across this movie on Netflix streaming. It has a very low IMDb rating and it is appropriate. Definitely a "B" movie with a questionable script and the ending isn't very clear. Still for Willa Holland, of 'Arrow' as Thea Queen, fans it is an interesting movie if you have 90 minutes to spend.
The story revolves around a couple who were friends in college out East and now lovers. Through connections of friends they, both unemployed, are house-sitting for a few weeks in Los Angeles. Not just any house, one of those up in the hills overlooking the city in the distance and with one of those fancy swimming pools out back. That is a very, very expensive place.
Things are going smoothly until one night there is an unexpected knock at the front door. With no regard for who it is or possible danger they open the door to find an old friend dropping by, a friend with a very shady past. After they visit and he says he has a ways to drive they for some reason invite him to stay the night. That turns out to be a very bad move.
Willa Holland is the girl of the couple, Veronica, and her boyfriend is Alex Russell as Percy, sometimes called a Chemist and other times a Chemical Engineer, they can't quite decide, but he is unemployed. However he is good at weighing and mixing, particularly when it involves cutting high-grade drugs. The old, dangerous friend is Miguel Gomez as Freedgood (is that really a Spanish name??), fresh out of a couple of years in prison.
Right when the young couple are ready to go to the train station for the trip back East (she is afraid of flying) a detective shows up, David S. Lee as Hector Cortez, he says he wants to interview them one more time, regarding the death of Freedgood, in the pool, blood in the water.
SPOILERS: The whole movie is basically a flashback over the prior three days, and when Freedgood was threatening both of the others, trying to drown Percy, Veronica shoots him, three times. It was self-defense. Cortez as it turns out wasn't really a cop, he was after the missing money from the drug deal. It seems that the money ended up in Percy's guitar case, bound for the East, but I am not certain.