Sunday, October 21, 2018

Vampiress Review: "Family Blood"

The Gist: A woman with addiction problems is attacked and turned by a vampire after one of her drug recovery meetings and gives in to her new addiction to blood while her family tries to cope.

Clarification: Very interesting take for a vampire film.   Basically taking the troubles families have when it comes to things like addictions (neglectful parenting, bad decision making, dating other just as screwed up people and exposing them to your kids) and giving it a supernatural twist.

Female Vampire Factor: Ellie is a walking headcase who's a giant question mark in the "responsible parent" department before the whole fangs and blood lust thing.  Her kids have no structure and have to spend more time worrying about her than themselves and in return act out in school.  It just gets way worse afterword.  She has no control over herself and is constantly putting her childrens lives in danger till the point that she exposes her kids to the vampire who turned her (who has it out for her son) and eventually tries to feed on her son herself by the films end.
Generally when she's vamping out it's in the dark though so you can't see anything but her pouncing on people so the majority of the film post turn is her walking around with blood all over her from the aftermath.
I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5.  She's definitely presented as a monster, nothing seductive about her blood lust.

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