Fun romantic horror and suspense!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is really quite a fun film. A vampire (Angela) gets amnesia after being struck by a car. The driver (Roger, a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy) tries to help her and feeling sorry for her takes her back to his place. She eventually discovers (to her horror)that she needs to feed to survive. She starts to fall in love with Roger and therefore can't feed on him, so she turns to his friends for sustinence. This film has some great dialogue. There are some clever bits such as her immediate attraction to red wine; after tasting it she spits it out and says, "It doesn't taste right!" It has a great ending and the musical score is excellent; reminiscent of Bernard Hermann. This is a great indie film."
She Lives By Night Packs a Punch
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this video and am tempted to put the film in the same class as other great budget-horror classics like "Night of the Living Dead," "Carnival of Souls," "Dementia 13," "Martin," "Repulsion," etc.Though, you won't find blood and gore galore in this flick. This movie seeks a more unique path, instead focusing on its two lead characters and delivering a compelling, romantic story that borderlines on claustrophobic but packs some clever black humor.This movie has a Gen-X sensibility to it (though w/o the usual irritating angst/irony fodder) and develops more in the classic tradition of an Alfred Hitchcock film rather than a stupid teenage slasher flick.The film moves at its own casual pace, but make no mistake, it builds to an ending that packs a punch. You likely won't forget it easily . . . which is why I'm tempted to include it among the esteemed ranks of the classic flicks mentioned above in the first graph.Highly recommended! (But don't bother buying this film if your intellect is on the level of a 13-year-old expecting Jason to pop out. Purchase Friday the 13th: XXXVII instead and leave intelligent film-going to the grown-ups.)"