Release date: 2011
In 1886 Richard von Krafft-Ebing, an Austro-German psychiatrist, published the book Psychopathia Sexualis, a study of sexual perversion and within its pages he identified several individuals who had blood fetishes, tying sexuality and blood consumption together. Cases within the book, such as the case of JH, are not generally homicidal. So, what if there was a serial killer who drained their victims blood? Then (on the exsanguinated bodies alone) the press would label them as a "vampire" and headlines such as "vampire killer on the loose" would appear. If they took that blood and drank it, if that was part of their pattern, then surely the label of clinical vampirism would fit… though I am sure that clinical vampirism that was homicidal would be very rare.
|Kevin Zegers as Simon|
|Keisha Castle-Hughes as Jellyfish|
|Trevor Morgan as renfield|
|Simon giving blood|
This film is going to be hated by many. Firstly it is marketed as though it is a supernatural vampire film and so will confound expectations, it is languid (as I say) and, for its worst sin, it is overly long. I thought it okay, but would have liked to have seen a judicial use of the editor’s scissors. 5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.