Release date: 1991
Undying Love, or New York Vampire, had a lot of things against its favour… it really did. Low budget, poor scripting and amateurish acting and yet it raised above all that to become something, if not brilliant, certainly watchable.
Part of this was to do with the film quality. It looked as though it had emerged from the 70s rather than being filmed in the 90s and it carried a gritty aspect because of this.
New York, and the music changes to hip hop. A couple are in a drugs den and there is a knock on the door. A well-dressed man, Evan (Andrew Lee Barrett), comes into the room and they check him for weapons. He takes a seat in front of the man, as the woman holds a gun on him. He passes the briefcase over, but when opened it is empty. Evan tells the man he wants his money. He snaps the man’s neck and then knocks the woman out before taking their cash. Before he leaves he picks her wrist up and bites.
|Julie Lynch as Carmilla|
|Carmilla and Evan|
Yet the film had ideas I liked, and an atmosphere (that may well have been accidental) that worked. The ending is dour and I liked that also. 4 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.