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Vampire Journals (1997)

R  |  Video  |   |  Fantasy, Horror  |  14 August 1997 (Germany)
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Avenging vampire stalks a king of the vampires in Eastern Europe, slaughters anyone who gets in his way.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathon Morris ...
Ash
David Gunn ...
Kirsten Cerre ...
Sofia
Starr Andreeff ...
Iris
Ilinca Goia ...
Cassandra (as Ilinka Goya)
Constantin Barbulescu ...
Vampire (as Costica Barbulescu)
Mihai Dinvale ...
Dimitri
Dan Condurache ...
Anton
Mihai Niculescu ...
Walter
Petre Moraru ...
General
Rodica Lupu ...
Rebecca
Floriela Grappini ...
Serena
Diana Lupan ...
Angelica
Maria Dimitrache-Caraman ...
Oracle (as Maria Caraman)
Elvira Deatcu ...
Dreamy Girl
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A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of his mistress. In his search for the vampire lord in Eastern Europe he kills many of his servants and fellow vampires while cursing another to vampirism as well. Written by Gothbert <gothbert@cyberramp.net>

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for nudity | See all certifications »

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Cassandra: Take me out into the great Night, Master! I crave the hunt...
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Overlooked Gem: Among the best Vampire movies ever!
28 December 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Underrated Director Ted Nicolau, a Full Moon entertainment veteran, made a step forward in his vampire universe with this movie that sadly has been overlooked as time goes by. "Vampire Journals" is probably the best movie produced by Full Moon, and easily ranks among the best vampire movies ever.

The movie tells the story of Zachary (played by David Gunn), a vampire who has vowed to exterminate as many of his specie as he can since his life as one of the undead has given him nothing but tragedies. In his hunting, he finds Ash (Jonathon Morris), a vampire master who controls a club and loves the music. Things get complicated when both of them fall in love with a beautiful pianist named Sofia (Kirsten Cerre).

The most remarkable feature of the movie, is the perfect combination of camera-work, edition and music to create a Gothic feeling that remains through the movie, making it look as a beautiful canvas despite its low budget. Every visual aspect of the movie is of a supernatural beauty, as if the locations were a character too.

Ted Nicolau creates a superb movie that improves in all aspects what he had already accomplished with his other vampire movies, the "Subspecies" series. The SFX are great for the budget and never seem out of place, the movie retains that Gothic surreal feeling without sacrificing anything.

The acting is really good, although nothing special. David Gunn carries the film with grace but is Jonathon Morris who steals the show as the vampire Ash. Worth to mention is the performance of the beautiful Ilinca Goia, who in her limited screen time captures the attention of the viewer not only with her looks, but her performance as well.

Of course, nothing is perfect, the movie keeps that "low-budget" feeling that most of the 90s Full Moon movies carried, but is admirable the effort of Nicolau to make the most of what he got. Also, the script feels too short, leaving the audience wanting to see more of this marvelous Gothic universe. Indeed, the movie demands a prequel and a sequel in order to have the story fully developed.

To summarize, this movie was a pleasant surprise, as it is a worthy addition to every fan of the vampire sub-genre. An outstanding effort by director Ted Nicolau. Best Full Moon picture ever. 8.5/10


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