Release date: 2000
It seems strange to think that just 10 years ago (at time of review) we were still saying straight to video – rather than DVD. Yet this was a straight to video effort and, to be honest, it was a little bit poor but, that said, it was an independent effort and that counts for something and there was one performance… well, we’ll get to that.
|coffin in the room|
|Heather Metcalf as Peggy Sue|
|on stage biting|
|Les Sekely as the homeless man|
There was also some interesting lore. We hear that some vampires are daywalkers – this does not seem to impact into the film at all, until the coda and we realise we have been seeing a daywalking vampire through the film, unbeknown to ourselves. Stephens who wrote the film as well as directing also came up with a solution to the turning process.
|Vezrech's bite turns|
Of course, the concept of vampires feeding in plain site, on stage, has been done before – most notably in Interview with the Vampire. Unfortunately, having seen that wonderfully Gothic moment in the earlier film, this film’s effort was a damp squib.
|Carl - doing the hero thing|
This is poor, don’t get me wrong. However, the idea re turning and feeding was interesting, Sekely played a blinder and there is some sort of kudos that has to be given for pulling together a film with absolutely no budget and a lot (it seems) of inexperience. 2 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.
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