Blood Quantum takes places in the dreary town of Red Crow, where things went south long before the zombie apocalypse. Poverty, drugs, and alcohol ravaged the community well-before the flesh-eaters showed their rotting faces.
Traylor (Michael Greyeyes) is a small-town sheriff, with plenty on his mind. Not the least of which are his two trouble-making sons. Traylor was far too young when he had his first kid, Lysol (Kiowa Gordon). So, when things didn’t work out with the Lysol’s mother, the boy grew up with a chip on his shoulder the size of a shark bite which was very sad to watch. Lysol’s younger half-brother Joseph (Forrest Goodluck) is a literal shit disturber – writer/director Jeff Barnaby shows us why in vivid detail. But Joseph has a better head on his shoulder than his big bro. And it’s a good thing too because he is a father to be.
When Traylor shows up to get his boys out of lockup, the drunk sharing their cell goes code red and to free download. He keels over in pain holding his guts and starts spewing blood like the elevator doors in The Shining. And in true zombie flick fashion, the jerk springs to life, driven by the impulse to chow down on human flesh.