Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vampiress Review: "Vampira" (1994 Philipino film)


The Gist:  A woman who comes from a family who is cursed to become vampires must find a way to cure her curse after she falls in love.

Clarification:  Philipino movies that's basically just called vampire.  It's very long with an over 2 hour run time and takes forever to get to the good part.  Then when it does it doesn't really last very long and goes back to the not good parts.  Basically woman's family is cursed.  Older member of family who's dying let's younger family members know of curse.  Guy loves the idea of being an undead killer vampire but his sister does not.  Girl falls for a guy and I guess forgets about the whole curse thing until wedding night where she gets caught (by a few people) feeding on animals after losing control just before sex.  This is especially bad because her brother is killing people so they automatically assume it's her.  

Selling Point:  When the girl Paz fangs out it's very very..... OK

Female Vampire Factor:  The main character in the film Cara aka Paz (Marical Soriano) is a vegetarian vampire in that she only feeds on animals.   The thing is she can't really control her urges as vampires in this film tend to fang out at night and transform similar to the stereotypical werewolf turning.
While I absolutely love that and wish more vampire films would be like that they don't actually show her feeding and turning all that often in the film which wastes it (she's usually just seen after she feeds with blood all over herself). I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5.  You'd be better watching the film Ang Darling Kong Aswang as far as supernatural fanged women losing control.

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