Matthew Stiller and Rachel Miles meet in a bar and quickly fall in love. Unfortunately, the latter isn’t much of a commitment gal, and after a brief courtship, the two have a fight. Stiller ends up in a serious car wreck, and might die, if not for the aid of the mysterious Seth (Allen C. Gardner), who saves Stiller’s life. By turning him into a vampire! Soon, Seth is teaching him the ways of the vampire, and Stiller and Miles reunite. However, as she learns of Stiller’s transformation into one of the undead, this sets up all new issues between them. Rachel Kimsey turns up as red-headed vampire vixen Raven, who is also on hand to provide complications for our two lovers.
Supposedly a slightly more grown-up “Twilight”, this 2010 vampire flick from director Brad Ellis and writer/co-star Allen C. Gardner is just as lousy and boring. It’s also clunky and confusing to begin with, it’s a little hard to get a handle on who’s who (particularly with a car accident where it took me a bit to work out what happened to whom). It’s also seriously stupid, as it appears to argue that vampirism is a fate better than death. I don’t think even anti-Euthanasia advocates would agree with that one.
Lead actress Rachel Miles is so bad that the concept of acting seems completely foreign to her, let alone the idea of actually training in it. Her character is a complete moron, as she’s got no problem with her boyfriend being a vampire, so long as they can still have sex and she never has to see him snacking on anyone. Right...that makes so much sense. Lead actor Matthew Stiller, meanwhile, plays the weakest vampire on the planet. He feels bad about eating humans, feels bad about even punching a guy, and he takes Miles back after she cheats on him (which is a totally random and unnecessary plot point). Mind you, he’s no better, getting into a fight with her ex-boyfriend on their first date! He even complains about having to feed on a dog, and worst of all, he actually apologies for killing someone...by writing them a letter! Aw, how about you write a freakin’ poem while you’re at it!
It’s not even any more grown up than “Twilight”, as it still takes the vampire motif and transplants it on to teen material. Teen paperback romance, in “Twilight”, and teen TV drama-like material here. It’s so asinine and fatuous, like “One Tree Hill” with bloodsuckers, not “True Blood” (At least in “True Blood”, some of the actresses don’t have no-nudity clauses). It’s all so absurd and unfortunately not entertainingly so.
It’s also so damn chaste that the film’s flame-haired vixen never really seems all that much of a seductress (and despite being called Raven, she has red hair?), and the film’s big sex scene is so neutered that the guy has to hold her breasts the whole time like he’s never seen a pair before.
I’m sorry, but this stupid, toothless load of tripe is even worse than “Twilight”, and a low-budget is no excuse (“Twilight” sucked on a much bigger budget).