Release date: 2010
Kiss the Abyss is a low budget independent flick that I would most certainly say had ideas above its station and, for the most part, achieved them. It isn’t perfect but it is a good, solid horror that deserves more of a distribution than it currently has (to get hold of the film I picked up the German DVD release).
Certainly, on the print I watched, it had a slightly overexposed quality that worked for the opening scenes as a Jaguar drives through a desert . The car contains three men, who we later divine to be Harold (James Mathers) – an older man and the driver of the car – his son Stephen (Scott Mitchell Nelson) and his son-in-law Mark (Scott Wilson). Harold seems quite gruff and we quickly ascertain that he thinks little of Stephen.
|James Mathers as Harold|
|Douglas Bennett as Gus|
|vein marks spread|
Other than the interesting source of the vampirism, this does nothing too unusual but is a good solid film. It perhaps lost its way in the last five minutes or so but that last unnecessary meander did not spoil the rest of the film. 6 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.