Let the Right One In and Thirst I look at you.
Of those that did show near me, well in the main they were disappointing, with much stronger films being viewed on DVD. Indeed, I think I went to the cinema more in 2009 than I have in many a year and saw some fantastic films – mostly those I deemed as fantastic were non-vamp; Coraline (which had possible vampire Scottish terriers), Watchmen, Star Trek, Zombieland and Inglorious Basterds all spring to mind.
I am Legend world, though certain similarities necessarily exist (as I am Legend is the granddaddy of the vampire – and zombie for that matter – apocalypse story). I read a disparaging review that wondered how people could have refused to be turned. Certainly there was an epidemic (a bite turns) and some, like Edward, were turned against their will. Others, like Bromley’s daughter Alison (Isabel Lucas) were offered the bite and refused. Of course they are now on the run, an endangered species.
Shadow of the Vampire and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant) – a vampire who accidentally cured himself. If they could replicate the cure they could save humanity – of course the cure in the wrong hands would be disastrous.
the Breed in the costuming, which also featured a stylised, dystopian world. It is also, in parts, very bloody – which is great. This has taken the idea of brutal vampires and placed a veneer of society over them. Then it takes us to the place where the veneer is beginning to crack and lets us watch the carnage. I, for one, appreciated this.
This is recommended, and rather than review the DVD seperately I have added screenshots in as an edit and will offer a score of 7 out of 10. The imdb page is here.