Dark Town

Dark Town

★★☆☆ – (2004) – Vampires spread throughout a town of human enemies and complicate already touchy relationships. The first hour has plenty of violent and sleazy progressions amid decent characters, but the final third succumbs to familiar vampire nonsense. Spirals into complete boredom right down to the improbable final shot.

Thirst (1979)

Thirst (1979)

★½☆☆ – (1979) – A descendant of Elizabeth Bathory attracts the attention of a cult that longs for her inclusion. Every now and again something related to horror will occur, but more often than not this is a drop-dead-boring vampire story. Too many silent pauses, not nearly enough involvement.

Thirst (2009)

Thirst (2009)

★★½☆ – (2009) – A priest who contracts a disease is transfused with vampire blood and further complicates the life of a sad housewife. A strange blend of unique and played out ideas that manages to hold attention through 134-minutes. Tonal shifts are a problem, as one moment is deadly serious while the next is overly comical, which hurts the overall emotional impact.

Bloodspit

Bloodspit

★☆☆☆ – (2008) – A man in glasses tries to steal a crest ring from vampires in bad wigs. A pathetic concoction of pointless farting, pitiful gore, and plentiful cameltoes. Hasn’t a plot to speak of, while the cheap locations suggest a two-day shoot.