released OUT NOW! 2014 | 18 | dVd/ VOd
Ignore the “Eli Roth presents” tag; this is nothing like any of the Hostel director’s films. Instead of extreme gore and snappy dialogue, you get a thoughtful take on vampire mythology, where bloodsuckers are plague victims rather than suave monsters.
It’s a bit too miserable for its own good, though, and trying to sub in a (beautiful-looking) Chile for small-town Canada is a weird decision that falls flat.
Let The Right One In is plainly an influence, but it’s just not as convincing.
Extras None. Sarah Dobbs
Frank’s first dates never went well.