Friday, July 4, 2008

Blood: The Last Vampire Review

Blood the Last Vampire is an interesting anime horror film, but doesn’t really feel complete. The movie is only about 50 minutes long, but packs one heck of a punch, all things considered.

The story revolves around a school girl near an Army Base who’s sole job is to kill vampires, whom have taken human form. She uses a samurai sword to cut them in half, and then walk away. There is little talking involved, and little backstory, until the last moments when this film reveals a little more of the main character than you can assume.

Here is a trailer for Blood the Last Vampire:

The visual style is very good. It almost looks like a live action film, rather than an animated feature. The story is no nonsense, and full of action. You don’t get any major character development, and in its place you get a ton of blood splatters, gore, and freak out scenes.

If you’re not used to Japanese Animation, this film will catch you off guard. You don’t really see a lot of animated films in the United States with nearly as much gore. This film has a lot of blood, and it is unapologetic about it.

If you could make Blade into 50 minutes, you get this film.

I recommend it if you like Vampires, horror films, and anime. Otherwise, just skip out on Blood the Last Vampire.

Other Vampire Classics:

The Horror of Dracula via
Bram Stoker’s Dracula via
Dracula via
John Carpenter’s Vampires via
The Hunger via
Fright Night via

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