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Live Evil (2009)

R | | Horror | 1 November 2009 (USA)
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Human blood is no longer fit for consumption as the vampire race slowly becomes extinct.

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Jay Woelfel

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Jay Woelfel (screenplay adaptation), Vito Trabucco (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Thomerson ... The Priest
Mark Hengst Mark Hengst ... Benedict
Osa Wallander ... Sydney
Ken Foree ... Max
Gregory Lee Kenyon ... Baxter
Eva Derrek ... Yeal
Kimberly Sanders Kimberly Sanders ... Roxy
Tiffany Shepis ... Spider
Elissa Dowling ... Party Bartender
Mark Terry ... David
Chuck Williams ... Bartender
Hawk Younkins ... Officer Fowler
Lee Perkins ... Officer Hicks
Mike Nyman ... Father of the Babies (as Michael Robert Nyman)
Tammy Klein ... Mother of the Babies
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A hunter dressed in black. This cowboy-hat-wearing samurai-sword-wielding Priest is on a quest for blood. Vampire blood. He's out for revenge on a "clique" of four vampires who are traveling across country in search of "pure blood." The human blood stream has become polluted by drugs, alcohol, Aids, Diabetes, anti-depressants, cigarettes, anything that changes the blood even a small amount makes it undrinkable for Vampires, who, like hi-performance automobiles need "hi test" fuel= Blood in order to survive. This has started a sort of underground civil war between various groups of vampires and vampires themselves have mutated due to the pollution of their life blood. Live Evil is what is written on playing cards left behind on the bodies of dead vampires that this mysterious Priest/Hunter leaves in his wake as he gets closer and closer to our main group of vampires. He's out for revenge and the real reason for this is not revealed until the very end. He's as cold blooded or more than ... Written by Jay Woelfel

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Life Can Be More Evil Than Death

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Horror

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Live Evil - Die Jagd hat begonnen See more »

Filming Locations:

Amboy, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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As one of the central points of the story is the Latin phrase Ago Malum, which the film claims to mean Live Evil. In reality, however, Ago Malum is Latin for I Do Evil. See more »

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A Light Social Commentary... with Vampires
11 August 2009 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The Priest (Tim Thomerson, "Dollman") has made it his life's goal to hunt down and kill every last vampire, not fearing a life of sin in exchange for the destruction of pure, living evil ("ago malum" in Latin). But the vampires have to live, too, and things aren't so easy for them.

The horror genre tends to get very repetitive and dry. Year after year we get new zombie and vampire flicks, and as much as I love zombies and vampires, most of these films simply are not necessary. This does not, however, apply to "Live Evil". Presented here is a new twist that I have not previously encountered.

On some level, there's some recognizable themes here... a man on a quest to hunt down bloodsuckers. The idea that vampires shrivel up and starve if not fed (though, they seem to die faster here than, say, Lestat in "Interview with the Vampire"). There's some discussion of the effects of sunlight. So, traditional vampire fans are going to relate to this film on that level.

But there's also an interesting environmental message. The vampires have difficulty devouring human blood if it contains disease or drugs. At one point, a female vampire makes the parallel that mankind had polluted the air and water and have now turned to their own blood. There is something true in this. While we don't want our blood devoured by vampires, there is something to be said about purity. Though, if dirty blood offers protection, what does dirty air and water provide? It's an interesting question.

Beyond Thomerson, horror fans will love the cast. Ken Foree is Max, a powerful vampire, and Tiffany Shepis is Spider, a vampire groupie (whose role is sadly much too small). And the blood. Oh my! Heads chopped in half, blood spraying from necks, vampires vomiting bad blood... This film has its flaws (the female lead isn't a great actress, for example) but will capture your imagination.

I recommend this film to all vampire and/or horror fans. It's a great antidote to the clean, fluffy image of "Twilight"... let's keep horror and bloodsucking gritty. "Live Evil" succeeds at this.


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