Sunday, June 14, 2020

Vampiress Review: "Dead Frequency"

The Gist: A group of vampires try to live a normal life working at a radio station in England but get into trouble when government agents start to close in on them as well as having their own weird personal issues to deal with.

Female Vampire Factor: All the women in the film are vampires or become vampires.  The only one who actually does anything vampiric is the character Emily (Michaela Marshall)
She gets angry at the new human station manager Diane for threatening their jobs when she catches Emily along with one of the radio hosts having sex in the studio.
 Emily follows Diane home and in front of her home strips her topless then bites her.
This is the only time a vampire fangs out in the movie.  Diane technically does turn but is killed off screen at the end of the film.

Final Opinion: This one tries to be a drama but the mood is all over the place.  I would have loved this to have been more of a dark comedy as I did find myself laughing more than feeling for the characters to an enjoyable degree actually.  Then when I realized "oh this is supposed to be serious" it took the enjoyment down a peg because as a dramatic movie it's bad. I assume that this is why it is listed as "comedy" in listings for it even though when watching you can clearly see the film was not intended to be funny as the topics it touches on are serious and pretty much the entire soundtrack is somber slow songs.  On top of that it's got a total non ending, basically one of those situation where the movie just stops, no resolution of anything.  Just credits after a scene with the government agent stating they're about to go after the vampires one by one. 

I give this film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5.  The Emily bite scene is great and is literally the only thing keeping it from a 1.

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