This vampire video purports to blend eroticism and horror, but offers little of either. Actually, it combines a bad script with lousy acting, and only produces unintentional humor.
Miami, 1937. After being betrayed by her fiance, model Louise (Christina Fulton) locks the deed to the opulently deco Tides Hotel and a fortune in jewels in a safe deposit box, throws away the key, and commits suicide in one of the hotel's rooms.
Present day. Rundown and abandoned, the Tides will soon meet a wrecking ball. To save itself, the Tide's demonic spirit (just go along with this) revives Louise as a vampire, and orders her to reopen the hotel. She has to retrieve the safe deposit box key, which is now in the possession of a
down-on-his-luck photographer named Carlos (Isaac Turner). The spirit orders Louise to get the key and kill Carlos, but instead she takes a job as his lingerie model, and falls in love. Along the way, the hungry model seduces and kills a few guys, including a rapist played by writer-director Jon
Jacobs. Finally, Louise turns Carlos into a vampire as well, and together they return the Tides to its former splendor.
Even making allowances for the inherent illogic of the supernatural, little of this film makes sense. For instance, why isn't Carlos alarmed that super-pale Louise is obviously a vampire. ("My what big fangs you have, honey.") Jacobs translates his vision of an adapted short story with a lot of
style, probably too much style, but doesn't recount the story comprehensibly. Above all else though, the acting in this movie is awful. Fulton makes Margaret Hamilton in THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) look like the touchstone of subtlety, and Turner outdoes Al Pacino's overblown Cuban accent from
SCARFACE (1983). Anyone contemplating watching THE GIRL WITH THE HUNGRY EYES is advised to rent John Landis's INNOCENT BLOOD (1992) instead; it's sexy and gory, and its laughs are intentional. (Sexual situations, nudity, violence, adult situations, profanity.)
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- Released: 1995
- Rating: R
- Review: This vampire video purports to blend eroticism and horror, but offers little of either. Actually, it combines a bad script with lousy acting, and only produces unintentional humor. Miami, 1937. After being betrayed by her fiance, model Louise (Christina F… (more)