It's nice to see a
vampire movie that doesn't involve sparkles, because as we are
well aware that sort of thing has been going around a lot lately.
And with Cravings, a new vampire movie from Lions Gate, we will
manage to do better than sparkles, but not by much.
Seen anything in the
movies lately about the practice of cutting? Yeah, I know, only
every time you open your DVD player. Well cheer up, because this
time will be absolutely no different as we join Nina, a disturbed
young lady who has not only been cutting herself but also drinking
the blood. And she's grown to really like blood. A lot. What she's
willing to do to get blood is downright horrifying, and you'll
see all of it in much more graphic detail than you ever wanted.
But a hospital psychologist is hopeful that he can cure Nina,
not to mention score serious brownie points (and of course hereby
brownie points I mean time in the sack) with her mother.
Anyway, like I said,
this will be better than Twilight, but this is mostly because
the bar is set so low that you could almost accidentally walk
over the top of it. It's not hard to be better than Twilight,
and Cravings will prove it. there are some pretty interesting
ideas here, so I'm not willing to issue a blanket condemnation.
This leaves me in a difficult spot for determining a rating, so
I think my two star approach is going to have to do.
However, there are
also plenty of reasons to not like this. It has a tendency to
bore, and you're all well aware that I'm no fluffy bunny tree
hugger, but even I didn't want to see what happened to that poor
dog when he got too close to the electric mixer. You can pretty
much fill in the blanks from there, but blender plus doggy equals
bad time for all. It really doesn't matter how good the rest of
the movie is, any time you feed a dog to a major home appliance,
you can pretty much count on not having that good of a time.
The ending is probably
the worst part of the whole movie because it's so spectacularly
The special features
include English and Spanish subtitles, audio options, and trailers
for Cravings, Frayed, The Last Resort, Necessary Evil, Dead Wood,
and ads for Break.com and Fearnet, which I thought was deader
than a zombie movie anyway.
All in all, yes this
is better than Twilight, but it's really not going to raise anybody's
expectations of the vampire subgenre because it still pretty much
sucks. Though since it doesn't suck as hard as it possibly could,
this does make it better than some.
Directed by DJ Evans
Written by DJ Evans
Starring Richard Harrington, Louise Delamere, Jaime Winstone,
Mark Lewis Jones
Produced by Nerys Lloyd
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