With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas around the corner, we have precious little time to return to our stable of “normal” horror movies and boy did we choose poorly this week.
The Vampire Conspiracy is a movie where Saw meets vampires. A group of five “strangers” are kidnapped and forced to play a game of wits against a sadistic vampire who wants to test them and find one worthy of his fortune.
However, in addition to battling wits with their captor, they have to overcome their hostilities toward each other as they learn that they are all connected through a series of event that are revealed as the movie goes along.
Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Too bad this movie is hamstrung by poor writing, wooden acting and, worst of all, bland, unchanging visuals. The only horror with this film is how an interesting concept becomes such a boring movie.
About the Intro
This week Crystal and I have to set aside our differences (tikis and mico-turkeys alike) and work together to escape the clutches of this movie. Will we be able to pull together and escape? Probably not but at least we can pass the time.
Also, stay tuned after the credits for out stinger, where we continue our stay in the vampire’s lair and also for a special bonus blooper where our zombie friend “Fred” screws up our review…
IMDB estimates the budget of this film to be about $100,000 CAD, which is also about $100,000 US.
The movie was filmed at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The film was originally written as a play in 1992 but was later converted to a script.
In addition to the play version, the movie has also been adapted into a graphic novel, which is available for sale on the movie’s main site below.
The script was written in just 10 days, the movie was filmed in 9.
The studio behind the film, Five Strangers Films, is working on a movie called “Renfield” which focuses on the character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula as he seeks to understand his illness.
Though most of the actors in the film didn’t go on to do much else, Siobhan Chin, who was one of the zombies and a stunt double in the film, did get a role in the Web series Team Epic as Ange Noir.
This was the only movie effort for writer, director and producer Marc Morgenstern.
Here’s a few other sites where you can learn more about the movie:
- Official Website
- Amazon Link
- Watch Full Movie on Netflix
- IMDB Entry
- Rotten Tomatoes
- A Different Review
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