Release date: 2009
Valemont, it almost passed under the radar. 35 episodes – according to imdb – but don’t get excited. This was MTV world and they were 2.5 minutes long and most were online (US only).
The series has been re-cut into 5 episodes and released onto DVD in the UK and I must say that the re-cut didn’t jar like some short episodic vehicles, which are subsequently placed onto the DVD market.
|crispy fried Eric|
|Poppy and Sophie|
|Dillon Casey as Sebastian|
|Dead man's phone|
The Panthera house is hosting a Halloween party but fresh men aren’t invited and you can only get in with a pendant that is also an electronic key. To get the key she accepts an offer from Sebastian to go to dinner, gets Chinese Take Out, takes him back to her room, kisses him mercilessly and, when he starts to strip, pockets his pendant. Poppy comes in before anything too untoward happens.
|echoes of Yorga|
|vampire spotting 101|
A bat is to blame, it carried a virus and bit five animals. It bit a human, who became a vampire of the Desmodus line, and then four other animals. They then bit humans and they became the other four lines – one wonders how the crocodile or panther line victims lasted long enough to be infected. One also wonders then at the breeding rather than turning aspect – after all that’s a hell of a lineage they’ve left behind each original. Desmodus – being directly infected – are the most powerful.
I couldn’t help, as I watched this, but think of the (first of the) Melissa De La Cruz books. Okay the background is different but it has an exclusive school, vampires born not made coming into their inheritance, human servants attending the school as well as humans oblivious to the vampires there as a test, a war brewing between good vampires and bad vampires, a fatal attraction between female lead (who doesn’t know that she too is a vampire) and the alpha male vampire. It is just so damn similar.
|creepy but unexplored|
The imdb page is here.