Kingdom of the Vampire (1991)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |  
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This tiny-budgeted, direct-to-video vampire item from Dead Next Door producer-director J.R. Bookwalter tells the story of young Jeff, an apparently mild-mannered and likable kid who lives with his mother and works the night shift at the neighborhood liquor store, a suitable place of employment for a century-old vampire. Content with keeping a low profile, Jeff is nevertheless forced to reveal his true nature to pretty young Nina in order to protect her from his hideous, homicidal mom, who has a penchant for preying on local children. Owing a lot to George Romero's character-based vampire film Martin, this entry offers little new to the genre, with more emphasis on shocks and creepy visuals than storytelling, but Bookwalter manages to keep things moving at a brisk pace and remains one of the few independent genre filmmakers with enough style to overcome the unavoidably cheap look of shot-on-video projects.

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bloodsucker, death, terror, vampire