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A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented.

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Shunji Iwai

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Shunji Iwai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Zegers ... Simon
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Jellyfish
Amanda Plummer ... Helga
Trevor Morgan ... Renfield
Adelaide Clemens ... Ladybird
Yû Aoi ... Mina
Kristin Kreuk ... Maria Lucas
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Laura King
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jodi Balfour ... Michaela
Ian Brown ... Jack Hales
R. Nelson Brown ... Nick Williams
Kyle Cameron ... Abbot King
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Brian
Dustin Eriksen Dustin Eriksen ... Gargoyle
Herod Gilani Herod Gilani ... Eclipse
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On the surface, Simon is a dedicated teacher living a normal life. But he has a terrible secret - he is compelled to drink human blood. Using online chat rooms as his hunting grounds, he searches for suicidal young women to satisfy his dark desire. Written by Ed

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They're dying to keep him alive

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content and, language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampirul See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Simon: What's going on? Mina. Do you really want to die? Let me ask you something, Mina. Do you know yourself? You, who decides to kill yourself, but do you really know who you are? Do you know that self? I mean, there are 60 trillion cells inside of you. Do you know that? I mean, how often do you think about that? Mina.
Mina: I don't.
Simon: Yes, you do. You think about them all the time. You just don't think about it in the right way, I mean... If your body is an apartment complex, those 60 trillion cells are ...
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Not your usual fare, but worth the watch
16 June 2013 | by johnnywrjacksonSee all my reviews

Sure feels like Vancouver, BC during the dreary days, which creates the appropriate mood for the flick. Its title unfortunately associates it with some real stinkers. It is not one of those. I don't know where the movie fits, but it leaves a significant after-taste. I use these user reviews to help decide whether or not I will watch the movie. If you do too, then it's a watcher, but strangely so. It feels Canadian, as in raw and hand-held sort of. Acting is solid, and the story keeps your attention. Vampire, no. Sanguine something, perhaps. It should not be castigated just because it is not polished to the extreme, and all tricked out with CGI.


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