Thursday, September 28, 2017

Vampiress Review: Drink, Slay, Love

The Gist: After a run in with a healer, a teenage vampire has developed a conscious and now must stop her fellow vampires from feeding on her new friends and classmates.

Clarification:  A movie based on a novel of the same name for the Lifetime Network it is very much a teen angst style film which comes off as a carbon copy of the Kids BBC Series Young Dracula. Only difference being that the young chosen one who is being groomed to rule vampires but is secretly protecting humans is a young girl. 

Selling Point: Before she develops a conscious she's a pretty bad ass vamp.

Female Vampire Factor:  The main vampire in the film is Pearl played by Cierra Ramirez
She starts out as your stereotypical blood sucker in the film, tracking down and hunting desperate young guys who she can sweet talk and then bite.
The main plot point during this portion is she is cocky and careless which eventually gets her staked but not through the heart to kill her.  When she wakes up she can now walk into the sunlight.  Once her family learns this they decide to use her to get victims for a vampire ceremony for the king of vampires in which her job is to infiltrate the local high school and get kids to invite her over (that way they can be drained since vampires can't come in without being invited.
 Another side effect of her new found power is she now has human emotions so once she gets to school she ends up standing up for other kids and eventually becoming very popular.
 This leads to her not being able to go through with the plan and instead now wanting so save the kids of the school from the rest of the vampires of the city in a very "Buffy the Vampire Slayer film" like finale.

While the plot is like a very rushed version of BBC's Young Dracula it also have a very "My Babysitters a Vampire" feel to it being that Pearl has a lot of qualities of "Sarah" from that show.  I give this a Vampire Beauty Rating of 4 out of 5.  Once she starts acting human fang flashes are few and far between but they do still happen.

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