Release date: 2007
The portmanteau film – oft copied seldom successful. You would think that the idea of doing shorts with a wraparound would be easy – so much less writing is necessary per story and the short format leads to a natural level of forgiveness for small errors in the filming.
However the ability to make a satisfying short is an art in itself and to then make the wraparound satisfying – or somehow hold things together if you do an anthology film without the portmanteau wraparound – is clearly not as easy as one would imagine, especially on a low budget.
|the story Suckers|
|film in film|
Anyway, long story, which pootles along at its own pace, short – eventually the girl approaches Brian, ruffles his hair and looks like she might kiss him. He runs to his car and notices that she has no reflection. So he buys supplies (stakes and a cross). Kevin thinks he’s mad but is soon bitten and we play a game of who might be bitten and turned into a vampire. Thing is it just doesn’t add anything to the genre.
|she's behind you|