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Drawing Blood (2000)

Cast: Dawn Spinella, Dawn Spinella, Amie Childers, more...
Director: Sergio Lapel, Sergio Lapel
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Troma
Genre: Comedies, Horror, Vampires, Studios, Troma
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
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When Edmond (Kirk Wilson) falls for a beautiful painter, he unintentionally lets himself in on a deadly secret: She has the disturbing tendency of drinking the blood of her nude models. Her being a vampire didn't affect their relationship all that much at first, but after spending an extended amount of time together she insists she'll kill him if he doesn't bring her more models first. Drawing Blood was directed by Sergio Lapel. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Annoying by bruck November 8, 2004 - 7:51 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
The first thing that you'll notice about this flick is the scratchy, needle-on-vinyl sond popping over and over during the overly long, drawn-out and totally obvious credits. This is only the beginning. For the first half hour or so, there are all sorts of annoying sound effects. Babies cry when there are no babies in the scene. Calliope music plays from nowhere. Odd bangs, pops, and screechy jazz strings come from nowhere. Voices are dubbed over, and very poorly. I don't know if this is an attempt at some sort of dadaist high art, or just rank amateurism. But is sure is annoying.

As is the rest of the flick. It involves a vampire who enjoys painting with the blood of her victims. She has a Renfield type of fellow who procures hookers for her, and disposes of the bodies. Well, the poor vampire gofer falls in love with one of the intended victims (a 5-dollar hooker; his taste ain't great.) Well, to keep her from modeling and becoming vampire brunch, he ties her up and leaves her under the guard of his father, an elderly Italian comic foil. There are other twists and turns, too -- believe me, the movie's convoluted.

The movie could have been fun, but it slaloms recklessly back and forth from gritty Seven-style noir to silly campiness to The Hunger style stylish vampirism. And none of it's done well. If whoever directed this was actually aiming for annoying, well, he got it.

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(Average 3.83)
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