Picture this… it’s 1985 and script writers need some ideas (well, when I put it that way, it’s 2011 and script writers still need some ideas!) Halley’s Comet is coming around in a year and there’s quite a bit of mystery surrounding it. It only shows up once every 75 years, and it’s one of the few true mysteries that are still floating around in our solar system – why not write some movies about it? “Night of the Comet” already covered the zombies aspect so let’s write our script about space vampires (actually, it’s based off of a 1976 novel called “Space Vampires” of all things, but this is my review dammit so keep your hoity-toity literature insight to yourself)! We don’t want to keep the title “Space Vampires” though, it might sound too cheesy. Let’s change the title to LifeForce instead, and we’ll make the connection between vampires and Halley’s Comet down below the break. Also, be warned that some of the images below the break may be NSFW
There are hundreds, if not thousands of vampire movies made every day… no seriously, there are too many to count! Some are good, some are bad. Some the vampires are perfect beings who are beautiful and glitter in the sun. Some stay more true to the myth that sunlight burns/destroys them. Basically what I’m trying to say is there is a vampire movie for everyone’s taste. I’ve already found my favorite of all time, From Dusk Til Dawn. Plus I recently purchased my second favorite, Let Me In. So why I decided to check out a friend’s NOT recommendation about a vampire movie she recently saw is well beyond my comprehension. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, maybe Adrian Paul as a British vampire peaked my interest. Either way, I spent 90 minutes of my life watching The Breed, from 2001.
I’m always skeptical of new horror movies that I see in the theater. Very rarely do they have the scariness or “Oh DAMN” factor that I’m looking for; and I’ve yet to come across anything with a story that engulfed me and actually made me take a step back and think about how meaningful a movie can be… until now! Let Me In is a remake of the Norwegian movie titled Let the Right One In. Normally remakes of any kind are garbage, but if you prefer to be 100% in the dark about the movie let me just say that every horror movie fan NEEDS to see this, and preferably in the theater!
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Jack, a paramedic working the graveyard shift, has hit rock bottom when his girlfriend dumps him for her yoga instructor. Unfortunately, his life gets worse when he takes in a injured junkie left to die in a pile of trash by his apartment. Taken by her beauty, Jack quickly falls in love with Danika as he cares for her injuries and sickness. Soon, Jack realizes the fatal mistake he made when he suspects that his guest might be a vampire. Blinded by his love Jack does what ever it takes to fulfill Danika’s needs.