The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot password? 

11335 awesome articles | 6863 horror movies | 1416 horror reviews | 202 interesting interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Latest News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home | Enquiries/Submissions | Advertise | Feeds | Cookies | About | Dark Lounge

Latest Horror Headlines
Be Careful What You Wish For: When Djinn's Go Bad A Stack of New 'Insidious Chapter 3' Behind the Scenes Images The Dark Side of Mirrors: 'Oculus' on Blu-ray and DVD Now! UK Quad and Trailer for Vampire Comedy 'What We Do in the Shadows'
Grimmfest Halloween Takeover This October 'Yeitso' - The Perfect Blend of Small Town Quirk and Monster Madness Thorpe Park Offers Scared Fright Night Visitors Bunnies for Comfort The New Official One-Sheet for 'The Boy Next Door'

Zombie Hood DVD Giveaway
Zombie Hood DVD Giveaway
Kidnapped DVD Giveaway
Kidnapped DVD Giveaway
True Blood: The Final Season Make-Up Master Class Giveaway
True Blood: The Final Season Make-Up Master Class Giveaway
White Settlers DVD Giveaway
White Settlers DVD Giveaway
Godzilla Blu-ray 3D<sup>TM</sup> Giveaway
Godzilla Blu-ray 3DTM Giveaway
The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Giveaway
The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Giveaway




We Are the Night
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

We Are the Night (2010)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:

"The story centers on a 20-year-old Berlin native Lena who gets by as a petty thief. On one of her nightly job runs through an underground club, she meets 250-year-old Louise. Don't let her age fool you. Louise is a glamorous vixen, who is not only the owner of the club, but also the leader of an unusual all-female vampire trio - the other two members being wild child Nora and elegant Charlotte. Louise falls head over heels in love with the scruffy Lena and bites her during their first night together. Once bitten, Lena discovers the curse and the blessing of her new, eternal life. She revels in the glamor, parties and infinite freedom. But she quickly discovers that the endless blood thirst and murderous appetite of her new girlfriends come at a steep price. When Berlin police commissioner Tom Serner begins investigating the women, it is just a matter of time before their day comes and events spiral out of control."


Review by
Ryan McDonald
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 26 September 2013 My Rating: out of 5

 
 

Karoline Herfurth is disturbed young Lena, who falls in with a group of female vampires she met at a nightclub, headed by the seductive Louise (Nina Hoss). Apparently only female vampires now exist, with the males being extinct. Blood-sucking Girl power! At first Lena enjoys the somewhat hedonistic and materialistic lifestyle immortality affords her, but the more blood-thirsty and brutal side of vampiric life becomes a turn-off. Unfortunately, Louise doesn’t much like letting anyone go, and has become somewhat obsessed with Lena. It’s lonely being immortal, don’tcha know? Lena would much rather the company of young detective Tom (Max Riemelt), however and that puts Louise and her brood (and their entire lifestyle) in potential danger.

Although the unashamed pervert in me was somewhat miffed that the film didn’t entirely go down the obvious Sapphic vampire route (why not, damn it?), I have to commend this German vampire flick from director and co-writer Dennis Gansel (who previously made “Mädchen Mädchen” and “The Wave”) for thankfully eschewing the “Twilight” trend of sanitised, sparkly tweener vamps. Like the rather savage “30 Days of Night”, this one’s no neutered tweeny-bopper romance garbage, despite the blue-green colour scheme cribbed from the aforementioned “Twilight”). And whilst I’m not into drugs or rave parties (why do vampires always have the worst taste in music?), it’s a helluva lot grittier than “Twilight” and kinda cool in a way. If anything it’s like Tony Scott’s “The Hunger”, but with a visual and aural style far more advanced than the 80s New Wave vibe Scott was going for. I know that makes it sound like a vampire version of “The Craft”, but believe me, it’s a lot better than that. “Near Dark” has also clearly had an impact on the director too, in that sense.

It’s never remotely boring, visually interesting, and quite well-acted. Nina Hoss is especially impressive and bewitching as head vampire Louise. Lead actress Karoline Herfurth plays a character who looks a bit too “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” for my liking, but is quite good too. There’s some great foggy exterior shots here and there by cinematographer Torsten Breuer and some really fascinating set design and scenery that I was especially impressed with too. Co-written by Jan Berger, I liked how the script suggested that vampires can be as decadent and reckless as they want because they don’t get fat, pregnant (Don’t tell that to the Twi-hards!), or overdose on drugs. That makes it awfully inviting and intoxicating. There’s also a rather affecting scene between one of the girls and her dying daughter, who looks like her great-grandmother, due to the mother retaining the eternal youth with being a vampire. That was something different to the norm.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Overall, this isn’t entirely my kind of female vampire movie (Jesus Franco’s “Vampyros Lesbos”, anyone?), nor my kind of vampire film of any kind, but there’s still a lot that impressed me. It’s visually very interesting and certainly slick, but with some definite grit underneath. And that opening scene on the plane is especially memorable.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




VOTE ON THIS

Rated 3.2/5 stars (101 votes cast)

 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



HORROR REVIEWS


Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort Movie Review

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort




She (Short) Movie Review

She (Short)




Stomach, The (Short) Movie Review

Stomach, The (Short)




Fright Night 2: New Blood Movie Review

Fright Night 2: New Blood




Let Us Prey Movie Review

Let Us Prey




Spiders 3D Movie Review

Spiders 3D



Funny Nerdy Shirts
Funny Nerdy Shirts

INTERVIEWS


An Interview with Pollyanna McIntosh
An Interview with Pollyanna McIntosh



An Interview with Marta Milans
An Interview with Marta Milans



An Interview with Jemma Dallender
An Interview with Jemma Dallender



An Interview with Eli Roth and the Cast of Hemlock Grove
An Interview with Eli Roth and the Cast of Hemlock Grove



An Interview with Stephen Mera
An Interview with Stephen Mera



An Interview with David Jung
An Interview with David Jung



An Interview with Bobcat Goldthwait
An Interview with Bobcat Goldthwait



An Interview with Jason Blum
An Interview with Jason Blum


Original Horror Shirts

LATEST GIVEAWAYS


Zombie Hood DVD Giveaway
Zombie Hood DVD Giveaway



Kidnapped DVD Giveaway
Kidnapped DVD Giveaway



True Blood: The Final Season Make-Up Master Class Giveaway
True Blood: The Final Season Make-Up Master Class Giveaway



White Settlers DVD Giveaway
White Settlers DVD Giveaway



Godzilla Blu-ray 3D<sup>TM</sup> Giveaway
Godzilla Blu-ray 3DTM Giveaway



The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Giveaway
The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Giveaway



Grave Halloween DVD Giveaway
Grave Halloween DVD Giveaway



Bad Milo DVD Giveaway
Bad Milo DVD Giveaway



American Horror Story: Coven Boxset Giveaway
American Horror Story: Coven Boxset Giveaway



Scott M. Baker's Yeitso Book Giveaway
Scott M. Baker's Yeitso Book Giveaway



Twitter
Vampires.com Werewolves.com
Facebook




Funny Shirts