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I like to state that Cold Hearts is my favorite Vampire movie and I'm
glad to have it on DVD.
I never heard of this movie then one day I was doing a little research on vampire movies and I came across Cold Hearts. Then I went to this website and find out more about it.
This was all back in 2003 when I first discover this movie but then in 2005 I finally got to see Cold Hearts when I rented it from Netflix and I am now glad to say it is my favorite movies based on Vampires.
I brought Cold Hearts on DVD back in 2009 and I am glad to have it. The movie is one of my favorite dvds in my collection.
The movie story is Based in a quiet town New Jersey where a secret is hold in their town. Vampires live in their town.
Viktoria (Marisa Ryan) a young woman who grew up with a huge thing about Vampires and when she was asked to join she was more then willing to become a Vampire. Since then she tried to only survive on stealing blood from local hospitals and rarely kills.
Her two best friends are the only two she trust more then anyone else. Alicia (Amy Jo Johnson) is a vampire with a so called eating disorder and is not wanting to have any part of killing. Darius (Jon Huertas) is their human friend and the only one they trust.
However their main enemy is a Vampire gang lead by Charles (Christopher Wiehl) he is a vampire that kills without thinking twice and his gang is very dangerous.
Things only get more trouble when a man named Seth (Robert Floyd)comes to town he gets in the middle of their trouble and then becomes a target for Charles to destroy.
I can't tell you how much I enjoy the story because it just one of those stories that brings you in. The Characters are very well thought of with Charles being the main villain. Viktoria and Alicia were very good characters in the movie and shows how good friends they were in the movie.
The music is very chilling with the music mixing from classical to rock music very good mix.
The Cast was very good for the roles of the main characters of the movie. The Actors really put passion into their characters which is a rare thing in movies.
Cold Hearts also won 1999 Atlantic City Film Festival Best Picture Award and it was Robert A.Maciantonio first movie as a Director and he really hit a home run with Cold Hearts.
Overall Cold Hearts is a great movie to watch and if you are a vampire movie fan and looking for one to get for your collection then Cold Hearts is just the movie for you.
It may have been a small low budget movie but it is a sure winner for a great movie.
I give Cold Hearts a Perfect 10 out of 10 Thank you for reading my review and take care
I'm not sure what I think of this movie. It's definitely low-budget, but
did find myself watching the whole thing without even meaning to. The
writing and dialogue were good, and the movie had a very particular
atmosphere to it. Part of that atmosphere is lifted from The Lost Boys,
which this pays homage to, but part of it was... something else. I can't
quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's the fact that these vampires felt
like real people. They seemed like people you might know, only with some
The acting was pretty decent. It took me a while to figure out that the suicidal anorexic vampire was actually the Pink Ranger from that terrible old Power Rangers show. The lead, Marisa Ryan, did a pretty good job in particular. The only real weak spot was the guy who played Seth. It wasn't so much bad acting on his part as it was a matter of miscasting. He just had way too much boy-next-door "aw shucks" goofyness to him.
The only really bad part of this movie was the special effects. I guessed what Seth was early on, and the whole time I was waiting for him to dramatically reveal himself in a cool sort of way. When it finally happened, it looked so bad I almost fell out of my chair. Totally killed the moment.
Anyway, not a bad flick if you're looking for an inexpensive little horror movie with some decent characters.
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I thought this movie was okay. It was no Lost Boys, no matter how hard
it tried to be. There was a kind of Lost Boys plot to it, but it was no
where near as good.
I found the special effects good, especially at the end, where the two main guys do battle, but the make-up effects could've been better on the werewolf.
The acting was pretty good, for people I had never really heard of except for Christian Campbell.
All in all I would give this movie a 5 on the scales, because they did an okay job and it wasn't completely awful. This is one of those movies where you'd have to watch and see what you think.
I saw this film at Temple University. I cannot imaging that anyone will
ever see this film in a theater (projected on film). The acting is similar
to Saved By The Bell (The TV Show). The plot is simple and unimaginative.
The sound recordist likes the sound of wind and the DP needs a light meter.
Vampires, Vampires, Vampires.
Don't waste your money.
This is a really good movie. It was well written and directed, and for it's
budget shot extremely well. The only downside to this movie is the acting is
sometimes a little flat but not bad. The Special FX were decent except don't
get this movie expeting a Gorefest. It is more of a character driven movie
with less emphasis on the special FX, which by the way, Tom Savini consulted
on. I honestly could have done without the Digital eye Fx but, oh well.
And on one last note, this movie does not rip off Lost Boys. It has a similar setting and storyline and some inside jokes about the LOST BOYS, but it is not a rip-off. ***1/2 out of *****
I've heard of this film and was finally able to see it on cable. It was pretty good. It's budget is apparent but the actors all did a nice job. Amy Johnson was very cute as the sick friend and Christopher Wiehl was very good as the bad guy. There were a few scenes that were remniscant of "The Lost Boys" but it worked. There were also a few other pop culture referances that seem to litter movies these days (like the "cousins" Connor and Duncan). The movie takes place during the begining of the summer season where vacationing Seth meets vampire Victoria and her friends (I'm still not sure if their friend Darius is a vampire too). Victoria's ex-boyfriend doesn't like the two talking and does anything he can to foul things up. Christian Campbell plays John Luke (Jean-Luc Picard?) who is like Renfield to Wiehl's Charles. There is a very strong scene with Campbell and Robert Floyd (Seth) that brings the whole story to a head. Overall, it was a fun little movie.
This low-budget indie film about grungy, vampire youths haunting the beachfront (sound familiar?) could have been smart and amusing, but instead comes off like a fanged version of some WB-style TV show. It misses some clever opportunities to be both stylishly violent and sexy, and instead relies on long conversations between a brooding female vampire (who consistently delivers monotonous sad stories to everyone she meets), and a frat boy with a dufus persona and a dubious moral code. Technically competent but utterly adolescent.
After searching for this movie, I was more than happy to finally see it
on cable. It's not bad. Without recapping the story again, I can tell
you that I liked this spin on the vampire genre. There was a real Gen-X
type of love story in there. I did think, however, that it became very
long winded towards the end. And it's not that the writing is bad,
there is just a lot of it. But just when I found my eyes starting to
droop the action kicked in. Marisa Ryan does a fine job as the hardened
vampire with motherly notions. I thought that Christopher Wiehl and Amy
Jo Johnson really stuck out. Wiehl, as "Charles", was everything you
like in a bad guy: handsome, charming, manipulative and down right evil.
Johnson, as "Alicia", was plain cute. She lit the screen up every time
she was on, even when she was melting. Overall, I liked the movie. And
while Masciantonio's writing could have been cut down, I was impressed
by the direction. *
Part love story and all horror film, this low-budgeter stars lead Marisa Ryan as Viktoria, a girl bitten years prior who exists upon the edge of society (a New Jersey boardwalk to be exact.) Attempting to lead a 'normal' life, she chooses to inhabit an apartment instead of a cavern and procures her blood through (for the most part) less than homicidal means. Enter Charles (Christopher Wiehl), Viktoria's ex-boyfriend, who in addition to being an Undead vicious killer has a nasty penchant for stalking. Aided in his efforts to terrify Viktoria by a 'Lost Boys' bunch of vamps, his pursuit is not merely limited to her, but also to her friends, and to a particularly less than enthusiastic vampiress portrayed by "Felicity's" Amy Jo Johnson. Throw into this mix Seth (Robert Floyd), an outsider who does a poor job disguising both a dangerous secret and his growing affection for Viktoria, generally believable acting, hip dialogue, an attention to character development and story, a driving soundtrack (think Soundgarden & Failure), referential nods to the "Lost Boys" and some particularly impressive effects (although minimal; this ain't "Dusk Till Dawn") and you have one little gem of a vampire-romance (regardless of it's occasionally obvious budget.) The cast is rounded out by Christian (Neve's brother!) Campbell and Fred Norris (in an interesting little cameo), although the standout is by far Ryan, who given her earthy execution, natural good looks and perceptibly dangerous quality finds herself this column's 'most-likely-to-become-a-future-movie-star.' Don't miss this one!-Sean J. Decker / Universal Studios Horror Online
Maybe I like WB-style shows. This film holds up very well, particularly for the dramatic storyline (which I thought rang very true) and the dynamite performances by Ryan, Johnson, and Floyd. Jon Huertas was brilliant as the gay nonvampire friend--too bad that they had to delete some of his scenes. Beautiful music. A real gem which I have seen many, many times and never tire of.
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