"Imagine a macabre scheme - so horrifying,so diabolical
- that it defies imagination and reason...An abomination of catastrophic proportions
that would forever curse the existence of humankind. That horror is code-named
Project Vampire, it does exist, and the blood will not stop flowing until the
monster behind this unspeakable madness is destroyed.
That monster is Frederick
Klaus, and he is globally marketing a fountain-of-youth serum that instead turns
people into throat-ripping vampire beasts. The one man that can stop him, Victor
Hunter, is a Project intern infected by the serum and himself a vampire. With
the help of a brilliant bio-chemist and a beautiful nurse of the threshold of
vampirism, Victor attempts to synthesize an antidote while being hunted down by
Klaus' blood-devouring servants. Amidst the carnage, grisly slaughter and his
own vampire cravings, Victor must infiltrate the Master's secret lair and annihilate
him and Project Vampire for all time."
If I say
this movie is dire, I'm torturing the English language, and flattering the movie.
It's worse than that.
Starting with a sub Keystone Cops pursuit of three
human lab rats, the film degenerates into a mathematical minefield. One syringe
will turn you into a vampire, while another is an antidote that allows you to
remain a vampire, but survive sunlight. Another seems to kill vampires, another
lasts for only 2 hr 13 min ... you do the math. They all look the same to me.
acting is appalling, the director on holiday, and the camera shakes while the
cameraman lights up a cig, then there's a long lingering shot of a brick wall
while he wanders off to smoke it.
The story is so weak that it wouldn't
make a convincing episode of the twilight zone; apparently it was a two part mini-series.
I'd love to see the viewing figures for part two!
This is a movie best buried
under a few feet of concrete.
- Director: Peter Flynn
Myron Natwick (Dr. Frederick Klaus), Brian Knudson (Victor Hunter) and Mary-Louise
Gemmill (Sandra Jensen)
- Producer: NBV Productions Inc.
- 88' (cover