Sunday, May 6, 2018

Vampiress Review: "The New Girls"

The Gist:  A group of friends invite a mysterious trio of girls to a party not knowing that they are a group of vampires passing through town.

Clarification: Originally a youtube web series, once finished it was re-released as a full length film.  In it three vampires come to a town to get away from presumably hunters. After attending a party thrown by some of the local guys one of the vampires Ranai who is very innocent and childlike falls for a sad lonely guy resulting in a conflict in which she has to choose between her human love interest and her vampire sisters who are killing his friends.

Biggest Complaint: Low film quality.  Much of the film is barely visible as there is little to no lighting in outdoor night scenes or scenes in large rooms in which the only light they use is regular house lamps which happens when it comes to videos like this filmed on older digital camcorders. 

Female Vampire Factor: First we have Renai, the cute innocent vamp who spends the whole film/series like a love sick puppy and seems to still have human emotion.
Then you have Lenore.  The girl who turned Renai and treats her very much like a little sister.  She's the voice of reason in most situations between the girls though still a bloodthirsty vampire.
Finally you have the leader Svetlana.  She's a cold blooded killer and only sees humans as food.  She does not approve of the relationship between Renai and the human Ben.
There was also a girl named Lex who was recruited to help hunt the vampires who nearly turned but nothing came of it. Also Bens best friend Rachel gets turned toward the end but again, don't really get to see much of her as a vampire (which means every female in the film is a vampire at some point).  I give the film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5.  If this wasn't such a low budget amateur production the story is actually a very good and well written one to the point that it would be an easy 5 out of 5 with better production.  It's a shame that this film is much better written than a lot of the movies I've seen that have way bigger budgets used to produce complete garbage.  I would absolutely love to see Sonny Fernandez attempt to get some type of financial backing to redo this film.

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