Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Release date: 2010
What is in a name? Well the name of this film is fairly pretty damn silly but never let it be said that a silly name would make me pre-judge a film. Actually, I did. I fairly much decided that Vampegeddon was going to be Z grade rubbish.
Imagine, therefore, my surprise when I rather liked it. I found it a nicely put together low budget film. Yes it has issues and it is on a budget but it tried to reach beyond all that and, whilst it doesn’t totally succeed I was left feeling rather good about the film.
Dracula in 1890 and its popularity swept across Europe. If you are going to do this, get the damn date right, please, it was published in 1897. Also, its popularity was less sweeping and more… limited. That aside, the European vampires decamped to the New World and Giovanni (Shane Dean, the Death Factory: Bloodletting) escaped there with the English vampire hunter Longshank (Patrick Vaillancourt) on his tail.
Blood Moon Rising), Giovanni’s main servant. He searches for Giovanni, who bates him – informing him that he has used European mysticism to ensure that Longshank cannot win. Eventually they end up in a deadly embrace, Giovanni flying high into the sky with Longshank so that should the hunter stake him he will fall to the earth. Longshank martyrs himself, staking Giovanni and dashing his brains out on the rocks below.
the Death Factory: Bloodletting), Kent (Jimmy Flowers), Ted’s girlfriend Mona (Sugar), Liz (Jacqueline Smith) and Mel (Katherine Von Forelle). They like to go out into the desert and perform vampire rituals that Mel has created. She truly believes and wants to find the key to summon the undead so that she can escape from her dysfunctional family and their dead-end town. A couple of jerks take the Mickey and sneak out to scare them.
the Death Factory: Bloodletting and Blood Moon Rising, was in Vampire Slayers and wrote this) for not checking out his garage sale. He has a book she might be interested in, Kindred and Blood, but she must agree to take it of her own free will. He gives it her and, when she leaves, four naked vampire chicks appear around him, biting him to his obvious pleasure.
4 out of 10 suggests to me a solid score for a B movie of this type. It had interesting ideas and lore (though some needed tightening) but the dialogue kept lifting me out of the film.
The imdb page is here.