An elite commando squad led by longtime soldier buddies Hawk and Grives run afoul of lethal and powerful vampires in a South American rain forest. Grieves gets turned into a vampire and ...
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An elite commando squad led by longtime soldier buddies Hawk and Grives run afoul of lethal and powerful vampires in a South American rain forest. Grieves gets turned into a vampire and becomes leader of a savage roving herd. Moreover, Hawk has to rescue his scientist ex-wife Dr. Laurie Williams from the bloodsuckers' evil clutches. Written by
For a Sci-Fi Original, Slayer is not too bad. In fact, it is decent. Of course it is flawed, the dialogue is very silly and trite, the story has moments where it is very predictable, the gore is too restrained and almost see-through and the special effects are rather crude and would look more at home in a movie from 30-50 years ago. However, the scenery does have atmosphere and the camera work is sharp and efficient rather than choppy and perfunctory. Despite the fact that it is predictable, the film does not make the mistake of other Sci-Fi originals of being dull, and there is some suspense and tension as well as some fun. The characters are more credible than the stereotypical cardboard cut-outs, they aren't the most likable characters but I have seen far more annoying ones. The acting is better than ever, even from Casper van Dien. Overall, flawed but for a Sci-Fi original it is a decent one. 6/10 Bethany Cox
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