Release date: 2008
This was a British flick that was on the radar quite some time ago. It then fell off the radar (its homepage is dead now) and remained forgotten until I stumbled across it on YouTube. I have dutifully scrimped together screenshots from the web, watched its (not too high res) flv and can kind of see why it fell off the radar…. Sort of…
You see, whilst it isn’t the best film in the world it is better than many with DVD releases and it had a very interesting idea at its core. Perhaps it doesn’t pull it all off quite as well as it might of, but it had some fair effects and actually some characterisation.
She gets to her street as night fall and hears a noise. A young boy is crying. She finds him sat between two cars and he seems very distressed. He has blood on his hands. She immediately takes him home (invites him in) and leaves him with her father as she goes to get a first aid kit. The boy pulls out a knife. When she returns to the living room he is feeding on her father. She runs and eventually gets to the church. She seems to be haunted or followed, hearing a terible voice when Clegg is out of the room, and she is hysterical.
|missed the heart|
|vampire kids under seige|
|Jeff Higgins as Guy|
|looking for Lydia|
The acting wasn’t brilliant, some worked ok but other performances seemed a tad am-dram. The story had holes (the idea of private, local blood drives is ropey – until the UK Blood Service is privatised, at any rate) and leaps of faith – finding God makes a vampire immune to religious artefacts. All in all I didn’t mind the film but it could have been sharpened up. The characters were developed but could have been explored more. 4 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.