Saturday, January 5, 2013

365 Days- Day 5

movie: Vampire Clan
starring: Drew Fuller, Kelly Kruger
genre: True Crime, Bio-pic
year: 2002
format: DVD

plot: Follows the weeks leading up to the arrest of the group of teens who committed the brutal killings in Florida back in 1996, claiming they were a group of vampires.

Based on a true story.

I've been vocal before on my thoughts about this film (talked about it before on other blogs). The film itself is not the greatest. Drew Fuller is the only reason to keep the dvd player on.
The topic, could have been handled better as this was one of the most shocking events of the mid-1990's; and this film seems to come off like a made for Sunday night movie.

This is unfortunately, a true story.  This crime happened when the vampire role playing games were at their peak, and the teenagers fell victim to the misguided hype.

This is one of those times when the style gets in the way of the topic. I followed the events through news reports and two of the biographies (in book form) back when it all happened, and feel that so much is left out of the background on why they did this.  The drug use, the emotional and mental instability, the abuse,  the grief and loneliness that this group of kids felt all were down played in this film.

what do i think i learned from this film?
Anyone can fall victim to the whim of illusion. 

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