a small peaceful town of Allburg where
crimes were removed, two teenage girls
named Lucy Barrett (Ami Dolenz) and Cindy
Thompson (Maya McLaughlin) go to a crypt
where the dead lies and decides to
explore the place. But Cindy's necklace
which is a crucifix awakens a vampire
leader down there named Czakyr (David
Sawyer) as he grabs a hold of her when
Suddenly the town is inhibited by
vampires or helpless victims.
A school teacher named Mark Gardner
(Peter DeLuise) rescues Lucy from her
Grandma (Shirley Spiegler Jones) who has
become a vampire herself while a precher
named Frank Adlin (Evan MacKenzie) who
has his daughter Cindy locked up as well
as his wife Karen Thompson (Karen Black)
as the two of them haven't been the same
since Czakyr got a hold of Cindy and
fearing for his life as well.
It's up to Mark and Lucy to hunt down
Czakyr and try to put an end to him so
their little town can be back to normal.
The story shows
an impressive job blending both dark
comedy and horror into one with all the
scene's and the character's.
At first a scene with two town
locals looked very off and extremely
corny along with some other scene's but
it does pick up.
There is a nice scene with the character's Lucy Barrett and Cindy Thompson swimming
in a crypt as this scene will make you
cringe wondering why they would be
There's a good shot of a crucifix
necklace floating down underwater
lighting up and a great shot on
a vampire with his eyes opening
underwater and a great shot on him rising
and grabbing Cindy.
There is a good shot on Karen Thompson caressing Cindy and about
to bite her neck.
We have a nice dark setting with Mark and his Grandma in the house as it looks too
still and quiet which is great formula
with the moments involved with them as
you know something is going to happen.
While this is happening there's a great
shot on Lucy acting nervous
staring through a peep hole.
We have a nice battle with Mark andhis Grandma after she reveals
being a vampire which was a great and
suspenseful shot when she attacks and the
humor looks good too during this moment.
A good setting on Mark and Lucy in their car while being pulled over
and a nice shot on an officer peeking at
their window talking to them.
There's a great discussion between Officer Gates and Lucy in the
police car which looked peaceful.
A good shot on Mark when he
crashes through a house window.
Good shots on the supporting
vampires at a bar with their looks etc.
but yet the whole scenerio with it looked
way too cheesy.
There is a nice shot on a supporting character Gus Willman crashing through a floor and grabbing a
hold of Lucy
A perfect shot on Karen's hand
going underneath the door first showing
claws and then her normal hand.
A nice shot on Karen with a
white gown and the air breezing through
looking angelic like.
There's a good discussion between Lucy and Cindy speaking to one
another through a window as there's a
nice navy blue shot on them.
A perfect shot on Czakyr with
his head swimming towards Lucy.
Bottom line is that this film had both
comedy and horror tied into one which
works well as it almost used the same
chemistry as The Midnight Hour.There's good dark setting adding alot of
tongue and cheek too with some low budget
settings too which was well done. However, the story almost doesn't get to
the point and starts to become bland too
when you think something exciting is
going to happen. However there are bits
of interesting moments with some battling
at the crypt etc.
We have some
fairly good performances by the whole
cast knowing their timing quite well.
Karen Black (Karen Thompson) really knew how to act
outrageous as a vampiress and had that Exorcist type of attitude to her
character too. There's nice and intense emotions with her chained to a bed trying to act like
she's possessed and irritating.
Ami Dolenz (Lucy Barrett) portrayed her role well
as an innocent teenage girl trying to
escpae the madness around her. Does well acting nervous in a certain scene too. A perfect reaction on her when her fellow actor seems so concerned
but psysically menacingly dragging her in
the house. Really knew on how to panic later in in the story when someone tries to charge at her.
MacKenzie (Frank Adlin) does his part well as an
intense preacher in the film and showed
great troubled actions. He really knew how to
act intense and unstable when he was
talking to someone else by what's going on.
David Sawyer (Czakyr) really proved his point
well as a freaky demonic head vampire
with his evil looks.
Shirley Spiegler Jacobs (Grandma) had her
comedic timing perfectly as an elder
vampiress bringing her words out well.
Josette DiCarlo (Officer Gates) only had a few
scene's in the film as a female cop but
yet proved to be a natural character
Child actor Lloyd J. Kalicki (Billy) as
someone trying to help the vampires out
was incredibly annoying and should've
been played by someone else.
Many people are
stabbed through the chest with a wooden
stake and other deadly objects too.
A face is sliced off.
The music was nicely and
classically done composed by Daniel
Licht who is especially impressive
with the closing credits to the film.