starring: Jon Foster, Jimmi Simpson
What I love about this film, is that it mixes elements of real folklore, from use of roses and coffin nails as weapons, (the kids have to nail the ghost to the vampire's body) to the actual history of Bathory. I also love that the game is a metaphor itself for vampirism.
The idea that they unwittingly hold a seance when they start the game, allowing the vampire to awake and send it's astral self through the game is genius. The mood of this movie is dark, and plays well with the shadows always having something just out of the corner of your eye.
My version is the director's cut, which has about 12 minutes of extra footage and an added character than the theatrical version.
what do I think I learned from this film? This deals with the idea of perceptive reality. What you know to be solid and real is only one version of the truth, and you can control the outcome if you are willing to believe in something else.