Vampire Diary (2007)

 


 

Lead Us Into Temptation

Whilst making a documentary, filmmaker Holly meets the highly enigmatic and beautiful Vicki who claims she is a real-life vampire. By turns fascinated by and attracted to her, Holly thinks that Vicki could be her soul mate and soon the two embark on a passionate affair. However Vicki\’s lust for blood is growing and when Holly discovers that Vicki is pregnant with a \’vampire\’ baby, she is drawn into a spiral of death, deceit and betrayal from which she will never emerge.

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Genre: Drama,Fantasy,Horror

Vampire Diary (2007)
   
Release Date:
Country: UK
Director:
Cast:
  • Anna Walton
  • Morven Macbeth
  • Jamie Thomas King
  • Kate Sissons
  • Justin McDonald
  • Keith-Lee Castle
  • Rupert Baker
  • Jennifer Brammer
  • Natalie Bromley
  • Shinnya Cargill
  • John Cobb
  • Grahame Fox
  • Tim Hands
  • Mark James
  • Keith Lancaster
  • Mike Lucas
  • Zoe O'Shea
  • Paul Pannack
  • Michael Riley
  • Richard Stanley
  • Jack Thomas
  • Gregor Tutor
  • Milly Walton


6 Responses to Vampire Diary (2007)

  1. skbrewer-1
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    I loved this movie. It’s a very solid indie film whose strengths in character and mood make up for some of its weaknesses (the pacing got to me). I gave it a 6/10.

    There’s part of the ending that I’m curious about though. When the police are coming in to take Vicki, she tells Holly that she lied to her and that there are no such things as vampires. Was this supposed to be a twist? I took it in stride with the rest of the movie– that is to say, Vicki and her baby really are vampires, and she was desperately trying to get Holly to take her and see that she makes it.

    My problem is this though… We never see Vicki eat, but she drinks water on the trip to the beach house. Clearly Holly never sees her eat either, and given her reaction in the one scene where she tries to eat, I think we’re led to believe that she never does. Vicki can clearly go out in daylight, and she has a reflection, which breaks with two relatively common "vampire" tropes. She’s clearly not entirely well though, psychologically, and given the tone of the movie it’s not a stretch to believe that she is just a psychopath, and that Holly was sharing in her delusion.

    So the more I thought about this line, it could go either way. I was just sure that in the last scene where we see the daughter feeding, it would show her with four fangs or something to put my question to rest, but I didn’t see anything either way. (from Holly and Vicki’s exchange, paraphrased: Vicki: "My earliest memory is having my fangs removed with no anesthetic." Holly: "You had fangs?" Vicki: "Four of them. That’s how you’ll recognize a real vampire.")

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this? I’m interested to hear other people’s impressions about the ending. I’m not the kind of person who demands that all loose ends in a movie be tied up and that there be no lingering questions, but I’m curious on this point as to whether the filmmaker intended us to have this question, or if we were supposed to see that line as Vicki’s desperation to save her baby.

  2. AngelinaRidesAgain
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    Vampire Diary, which I saw at the Oldenburg Film Festival, is kick ass goth London underworld verite/documnetary style vampire fun. Shot with digital cameras, and coming at the genre from a new direction, Vampire Diary is a must for the vampire fans collection. Repeated viewings are a must. C’mon, hot vampire chicks who can act!

  3. vaughan-34
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    It’s very easy to criticize, isn’t it? Hollywood have given people a viewpoint on how everything must look and feel, and anything outside that cosy little package is hacked to death by wannabe critics.

    This movie is more along the lines of "a day in the life of a vampire", with some drama thrown in. In fact, it doesn’t make such a huge deal of their being actual vampires about, making this indeed more of a "drama" than a horror film.

    And anyone who didn’t enjoy watching the lead actress must be mad. I could watch her cooking pasta. –LOL–

    Seriously though – this film is a very very good independent film. As such it doesn’t have all the Hollywood trappings, but if it did it wouldn’t be anywhere near as good. I thought the acting was great, and the writing decent.

    If this is truly the worst film anyone has seen, then they haven’t seen all that many films (although they’ll claim to have watched thousands!) I thought this had a cause feel to it, which suited since they were treating the topic pretty matter-of-fact.

    An interesting take on vampires then…..

    ps: I saw in another thread that someone was quoting Bram Stoker, as though he defined Vampire Lore. He didn’t – stories about vampires were around long before Stoker – he’s heard them, and that helped him write his novel. Most vampire lore we all know and love (sunlight etc.) was invented by Hollywood and the films that followed, there’s really no reason why writers today should feel compelled to follow antiquated ideas – always assuming the audience has the intelligence to realize that their expectations are based only on OTHER interpretations. In other words, there is no right or wrong.

    Anyway – I wanted to add to tis board because everyone is running this film down. I truly enjoyed it. It’s not cleaver to be rude to filmmakers, and sarcasm really isn’t all that funny.

    It’s a movie, try to watch it with an open mind and appreciate what others are trying to do. If you’ve not seen this yet, I say give it a chance. It’s a five out of five for me.

  4. Captainbabba
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    Is there anyone out there who just didn’t really like this movie? Good idea just didn’t really like how it played out.

  5. brentleesmith
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    Does anyone know the song that’s played when Holly and Vicki are on the park bench at night? It’s either when they’re first getting ‘romantic’ or when Vicki fesses up to being a real vampire. It’s in the first third to half of the movie. My best guess is that it’s a Rita Lynch song, but I’m not sure about that at all. It’s a slower, haunting, melodic song, not club music.

    Thanks so much!

    Love and be loved.

  6. aquashim
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    I watched this film in Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival at midnight packed with audience.

    Experimental camera-working, wonderful music, great acting made this film more than extraordinary, and endeavor of women to have vampire’s birth was most impressive. My favorite part is two women steal blood from the hospital! It was excellent and most unique!

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