Sunday, April 11, 2010
Release date: 2005
I came across this over at Scare Sarah and so many thanks to her for highlighting a vampire film I didn’t have – and had never heard of. I am always happy to hear about vampire movies – even if they are rubbish ones!
This does mash up the vampire and zombie genres in a way that might have been lore satisfying had it not been for them changing their mind in respect of lore as they went along. They also throw in ghosts and spirit possession… and Ron Jeremy (I am Virgin, Blood Moon Rising and Death Factory). In this, however, he plays a full role, rather than a cameo appearance.
The film starts with a group of youths driving through the country. They are Alyssa (Kelly Sue Roth) and Bailey (Bradford Sikes) – who are making out on the backseat of the SUV – Julie (Anna Bridgforth), Dylan (J. Matthew Miller), Kate (Gabrielle Dennis), Jake (Justin Alvarez) and the driver Richard (Danny Darder). It is Halloween and they are going to party at an abandoned house that is currently being used to shoot a cheesy straight to video horror flick – at least the script was aware of what it itself was. What the girls don’t know is that they are to make their own party and assume it is a big, organised event.
So, we have the 7 kids going to the abandoned house, made to look ever so cheesy inside (as we see) due to the decorating by a horror film crew who have the weekend off. Suddenly they notice another car and Richard (probably because he can shorten his name to Dick) decides to play chicken with it. They are nearly run off the road and Dylan notes it is going to the graveyard and wants to pound the driver, but is stopped. Hey, that’s chicken for you. Anyhoo they get to the house, break in and Alyssa and Bailey head upstairs for a protracted (cut through the first part of the film), mainly clothed, dry hump.
Blade and Buffy all get a name check. There is some painting blood crosses on faces and necks that has zero effect later!
2 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.