Monday, February 4, 2019

Vampiress Review: "Old Blood"

The Gist: Older vampires don't take kindly to a group of vampires plan to use artificial means to prolong their life. 

Clarification:  This is one of those films that is best described as just a collection of random stuff happening than a real story with a beginning, middle and end.  No real backstory is given to you about anything that's going on to the point that every scene feels like you've just walked in on something during the middle of stuff already going on.  On top of that there are scenes in the film in which absolutely nothing is happening.  It's basically just music with various slides of locations being shown on screen or people walking and they go on for a few minutes.  Obviously some band paid for air time for their song and this was their way of working it in.  

On top of the film having no real direction much of it is done in a weird grey tint which I assume is supposed to represent night time.
Finally the vampires in this film are pretty much just people wearing gothic halloween costumes.  Weird thing is the film is self aware regarding how corny it looks as one of the human characters who finds out about the vampires does openly ask about the vampires choice of wardrobe.

Biggest Complaint:  This film might work a bit better as an online series than a full film.  Seems pretty blatant that much of it was time filler.  Funny thing is a few of the storylines would have made for an entertaining film if they would have just picked one and ran with it instead of just throwing stuff in for the sake of just having things happen.  You've got a vampire who has fallen for a human alchemist and his desire to get his fellow vampires to accept her story.  Then there's the young girl adopted by a group of vampires whose only wish is to become one story, you also have a young girl who wants to come out of her shell who ends up finding out about the vampires story and finally the vampire slayer who doesn't know his girlfriend is a vampire story.  All these are introduced and not one of them has an actual payoff as they're basically just one or two scenes just thrown in each just to have a bunch of characters doing something. 

Female Vampire Factor: The film is about vampires surviving so everyone is a vampire.   Only two of the female show fangs.  One is the alchemest that has created the serum that the vampires take in order to stay young.  She has a few (very) random bite scenes and turns a young girl who they adopted.
and as mentioned there is a throw away story of a vampire hunter who is dating a vampire.
I give this film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 1 out of 5.  This one is hard to follow and even harder to watch.

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