Monday, May 28, 2012

Vampiress Review:"Against the Dark"

The Gist: Resident Evil but with "Vampires".

Clarification: Seemingly wherever this movie takes place there is an epidemic of vampirism with very few survivors.  The remaining survivors are hold up in seemingly the largest hospital in existence (by the size it's probably a mental institution but it's never clarified).  Outside of surviving, their goal is to get out of the hospital before the backup generator goes out leaving them in darkness with a bunch of cannibalistic vampires.  Luckily, the military sends a group of hunters to search for survivors in the area lead by "Tao" (Steven Segal).  What both groups don't realize is at dawn the military is leveling the entire area.

Female Vampire FactorThis film gets a Vampire Beauty Rating of 1 out of 5.  There's a bunch of them that are sword fodder for Segal but they are the "zombie" kind (they look exactly the same as your average zombie flick).  There are only two exceptions.
Andreea Ungureanu as Sophie

Young Sophie (Andreea Ungureanu) who is the infected daughter of a psychotic surgeon who one of the survivors runs into in the hospital.   It's revealed by the nut job (nut job in that he knocks the survivor out and tries to perform surgery on him while using his daughter as a blood suction machine) that Sophie unlike the rest of the infected is capable of normal thought and looks no different than a normal person other than the fangs (which none of the other vampires have). 

And Amelia (Emma Catherwood) who is one of the main survivors in the film.  She wasn't too bright though and tried to go to the aid of a young boy she saw at the end of a hallway.  Apparently this kid was like Sophie as when she got too close and went to touch his cheek (smart) he bit her.   It doesn't take long for her to turn (something like two scenes go by) and here she is. 
Emma Catherwood as Emma
Notice nothing really changes about her other than she looks like she needs a good nights sleep.  She channels her inner Scooby Doo villain and instead of attacking she stops her former survivor mates to talk about their chances of survival and how the infected are evolving (I guess they have a collective brain).  A bullet to the head cured her chattiness though. 

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