Saturday, February 6, 2016

Vampiress Review: "Apocrypha"

The Gist: Two separate people with amnesia share a secret they don't know about.  They're vampires.

Clarification:  This is one of those "logically challenged" films that's written so that there is some type of conflict happening at all times.  Basically it's one of those annoying films were most of the characters exhibit bi-polar behavior and get really defensive and angry over little things just so there is some type of conflict on screen.  Probably the most obnoxious thing in the film outside of that is the over exaggerated gulping noise whenever a vampire drinks blood from a jar in the film.  Once the couple remembers who they are the female wants to be cured and the male just wants to eat everyone.

Selling Point: After the amnesia is gone the film gets slightly more enjoyable

Female Vampire Factor:  You've got two vampires in this film.  One being a female named Maggie (Kat Reichmuth).  Maggie is pretty much the only halfway likeable character in the movie as she does have a conscience and is actually kind of a nice person.   The fact that she's a vampire is something that haunts her emotionally and literally (she has hallucinations of her vampire side).
Eventually she gets told that all she needs to do to become a human again is to kill the other vampire aka her fiance Griffith (who by that point she isn't too fond of anyway).  The messed up thing is she does, ends up returning to a human just to be bitten by someone she attacked earlier in the film less than five minutes later returning her to being a vampire.
 Basically this was a nowhere near as entertaining version of the film "She Lives by Night".  Had this film only followed Maggie and only used the character Griffith as an antagonist it would have been miles more entertaining.  Instead you're treated to almost an hour and 45 minutes of social awkwardness with maybe 10 minutes of vampire related horror sprinkled in.  I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5

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