Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vampiress TV review: Are You Afraid of the Dark

"The Tale of the Night Shift"
Season 5
Episode 10

Are You Afraid of the Dark was a series that aired on Nickelodeon originally from 1991 to 1996.  It was a kids version of shows like "The Twilight Zone" where every week a group of teens would sit around a camp fire and tell ghost stories that would play out on screen. Every once in awhile you would get a vampire episode including...

Season 1, Episode 8: The Tale of the Nightly Neighbor:  A rehash of the original "Fright Night" but in this version it's an entire family moving in.  It turns out by the stories end only the "son" is actually a vampire.

Season 6. Episode 8: The Tale of the Vampire Town:  A kid obsessed with vampires goes on a vacation with his parents in search for them and ends up finding out they're more real than he thought when the front desk clerk of the hotel he stays at ends up being one.

Fact is this show is probably the worst when it comes to female characters at all let alone female vampires and is quite disappointing.  The episode here is the closest thing you actually get to a female vampire and that's pushing it but here you go.

In this episode the story revolves around a hospital in which people start acting strange or go missing altogether after a package is delivered there earlier in the night.  The package ends up being a coffin with a vampire in it who spends the entire night feeding on the staff and patients.

Since the story begins with a very pale new girl starting at the hospital it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out what's going on.
Elizabeth Rosen
 The downside is when she turns she's a very green, very MALE vampire...
In fact while his main form is the innocent hospital volunteer "Margot" that is not the only female form he uses in this episode as he lours an unsuspecting maintenance apprentice to him as a cute blonde.
Irene Contogiorgis
So basically this episode was nothing more than a kiddie translation of the films "I Desire" (and to a lesser extend "Lady Dracula") with the vampire changing into an old green goblin thing replacing "hot vampiress".

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