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This Darkness: The Vampire Virus (2003)

When world-famous genetic engineer Dr. Van Helsing discovers the secret to immortality, his world is ravaged by true-blood vampires. The Lord of the Undead makes a pact with the young ... See full summary »

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David Everritt ...
Tarquin the Vampire
Jenevieve Frank ...
Rally
Amanda Cook ...
Dr. Mary Kmai
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Dr. Bob
Son Nguyen ...
FBI Agent Sean Nguyen
Dylan O'Leary ...
John McLeod ...
Ronder
Ron Little ...
Master Little
Eli Born ...
Eli
Tony Malachi ...
Tony
Mitch Roberts ...
Dean Jones
Terry Prewitt ...
Wedding Minister (as Dr. Terry Prewitt)
Rachel Barevich
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Amanda (as Amanda Ratchford)
Carley Quina ...
Carley
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When world-famous genetic engineer Dr. Van Helsing discovers the secret to immortality, his world is ravaged by true-blood vampires. The Lord of the Undead makes a pact with the young doctor: "Make a bride for me, one as perfect as I, and I shall show you wonders this world has never seen." Shadows haunt the doctor, when a hot young student enters his lab and the line between ethics and curiosity are crossed. As bloodshed fills the halls, the battle between Good and Evil begins. Should he believe the promises of the vampire or is he creating another Anti-Christ? Written by Brain Damage Films

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The Immortal Struggle

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8 April 2003 (USA)  »

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When Master Little tosses Van on the mat, he lands on a thick red one. When he gets up however he is on a thin blue mat. See more »

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2 January 2007 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is an ultra-low budget movie. So the acting isn't award winning material and at times the action is slow-paced because the filmmakers are shooting longer sequences and not a million instants that then get edited into a movie. This film makes up for that with an outstanding script that takes vampirism seriously, explains it and develops a full plot out of it. Aside from the vampire story, we get detailed genetics info, legal and law enforcement, martial arts action, philosophical musings, and some good metal music. Kudos go to Dylan O'Leary, the director/writer/main actor. It is beyond me how this man could have fulfilled all these roles and do them so well. I think to appreciate this movie, you have to be well-versed in all sorts of themes to see that the writer did a lot of research and knows about all these things. There are some great camera work, too, interesting camera angles and one underwater vampire attack- something I haven't seen before, but which pays homage to the underwater zombie attack in Fulci's Zombi. The casting is good, in so far as the sexy female is sexy indeed. The main vampire also looks perfect for the role. The female victim looks vulnerable. My only complaint is that for a low budget horror flick, there should have been more nudity. If you want to see an original vampire movie with a great story, this flick is for you. I'm looking forward to seeing future projects by Mr. O'Leary.


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