Kiss of the Vampire has its moments and with a cast like Matthias Hues and Gary Daniels you’d expect some kick ass action which sadly we don’t get. It is quite atmospheric though and if it had a bigger budget it might have been rather a cool Gothic horror flick.
Plot: A coven of Sexy, modern Day vampires ravage the American Midwest with the thirst for blood, while a romantic twist puts the vampires at odds among themselves and with the murderous Illuminati that seek to gain their immortality.
Review: I got this in a bargain bin for 3 bucks so I can’t say I was exactly robbed, especially with the awesome cast to this movie. We’ve got Matthias Hues, Gary Daniels, Costas Mandylor and Mike Kove. Sadly the cast are pretty wasted with little to do and there isn’t even any big fight scenes in it. It is however rather atmospheric and the sound the vampires make is pretty creepy, making them feel like scary monsters which automatically makes it better than Twilight.
Gary Daniels does get one brief scene where he does some martial arts moves but I was waiting to watch him have an epic battle with Hues which sadly never happens. It is that rare movie though where Hues is a good guy; he’s a vampire hunter on a mission and he frankly steals the movie. If he was younger he’d have been a great He-Man in a live action movie.
Some of the supporting cast aren’t the greatest, especially the “drunk” guy in the opening scene. Speaking of the opening, that’s where we’re introduced to the head vampire played by Daniel Goddard who is a little bit like Mark Strong. He has good presence on screen and is a pretty decent actor.
I liked the story but it’s not exactly action packed and it does drag in places; it’s an hour and 40 minutes but feels longer. It also looks really cheap; sure I enjoy low budget movies but this looks more like a TV movie rather than a straight to DVD one.
Overall, Kiss of the Vampire has its moments and with a cast like Matthias Hues and Gary Daniels you’d expect some kick ass action which sadly we don’t get. It is quite atmospheric though and if it had a bigger budget it might have been rather a cool Gothic horror flick.