Saturday, September 8, 2018

Vampiress Review: "Turned"

The Gist: A vampire hunter is caught and turned by a group of vampires and he now has less than 24 hours to finish his mission of destroying them before he turns to one himself.

Clarification: Basically they took the last 15 minutes of John Carpenters Vampires and turned it into it's own short.  I do like what they did with it though.  You've got Jack the vampire hunter who is your Bruce Willis type action hero and his priest sidekick (not very good priest considering how often he cusses) and his goal is to track down and kill Monty a very cocky "big man on campus" acting vampire.

Selling Point: The story telling is done pretty well.  The viewer starts with learning Jack's situation and as the film goes on you learned the events that lead up to it through conversations.

Female Vampire Factor: There is a bunch of female vampires in the film but none of them really do anything vampiric. First you have Heather, Jack's ex girlfriend who set him up to be turned in the first place played by Athena Brensberger.
She is tracked down for info and doesn't make it past this scene.  
Then you have Jewel.  A vampire who isn't a fan of Monty who helps Jack escape played by Seregon O'Dassey
Side Note: O'Dassey is in fact a real life vampire IE she has done several interviews admitting that she drinks blood in real life. In the above scene she is talking to another vampire who questions her.  That vampire does have fangs but she never opens her mouth wide enough to see them.
In fact the only vampires who do fang out in the film are background stake fodder ones in the final fight scene.

While it's a pretty enjoyable film they do miss out on giving the other vampire characters more substance so I'll give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5.

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