Release date: 2000
This is a no budget indie film, hailing from Germany, which was shot over three years as the filmmakers could afford to make the film. One thing that can often make an indie film stand out is story and I was really taken by the story idea behind this one, a clever little concept dwelt at its core – as we shall see.
It starts in an industrial landscape. A man is in his car and when he exits the vehicle and pops the boot we see he has a body in there. He leans over and we hear slurping and an animalistic growl. On the radio the presenter talks about the serial killer being dubbed the night stalker as the man gets back in the car and flosses his fangs – the boot pops open again. He gets out to look and we see a blade stabbing at him. He falls and the blade is used to curl his lip back, the fangs have vanished.
|Stefan Keseberg asJens Feldner|
|time to snack|
|vampire in the sun|
|an ancient face|
The film isn’t perfect, some of the performances are better than others but I really did like the story and the dour atmosphere. There was a genuine attempt to build character – especially around Jens and Selin. It wouldn’t win an award but it is worth catching. 5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.