D. Shamon | Pembroke Pines, FL United States | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget the detractors on this B-flick. This is a Well made fun movie. Also lead Actress Eileen Daly is absolutely delicious as Lilith Silver. She can drain me anytime. The campy fun during this film can be found throughout. Lilith just loves the blood, and from what I read Eileen drank it like water during the shoot. A word of advice for parents, this is a very violent and sexual film, especially the unrated version. For those of you who are looking for another Blade, or Interview with the Vampire, don't bother, cause this is a B-movie in the true sense of the word. No big budget, in fact the 20,000 pound budget, Appx 35,000 US was far less than the touted Blair Witch Project. Best tip: Get a bunch of friends together in a living room, aquire a lot of salty popcorn, turn down the lights and watch. To think that the budget of this was less than the one day catering bill for Titanic!"
Sex, Blood, and Rock 'n' Roll
D. Smithee | Washington, DC USA | 11/20/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"About a week ago I was sitting in the Washington, DC bar Asylum in the checkered Adams Morgan neighborhood. Sitting there with a glass of water, watching my friends get drunk, I noticed an unusual movie playing on one of the televisions. The sound wasn't on, but the imagery presented, backed with the bar's heavy metal and gothic music pounding in the background captivated me.The movie was Razor Blade Smile (1998), independent fare from England. OK, it looked bad, but I had to see this thing in full. The DVD arrived today.Having just watched the closing credits (and a little surprise when they're done) I realize this is a mish mosh of atrocious acting, bad editing, horrible effects and abundant slickness that comes together and works much better than it should.The tale is of a 150 year old vampire "Lilith Silver" who is bored to tears and fills her time by knocking off people for money. Yes, she is a hit-vamp. Her current boy-toy employer has her knocking off people who wear rings with eyeballs in them. When she finally gets curious and asks a contact of hers about them, she learns they belong to a group called The Illuminati, a mysterious cabal that has inundated itself into the world's power structures.It turns out that Sethane Blake, the ancient vamp who turned our murderous vixen into a blood sucking (and other sucking) fiend heads this group and has also contracted out Lilith's boss to rub out the lower members of his frat house. If this sounds at all interesting, see it. It's quite entertaining if you don't take it too seriously. The stars are basically no one. Eileen Daly (Lillith) did a few minor roles and is known as the "Redemption Girl". Christopher Adamson (Sethane) is trying to be the next Christopher Lee. He doesn't have suave good looks, incredibly sexy voice, and his skin is bad. David Warbeck (The Horror Movie Man) appears to have had something of a career, but died before the film was released. He doesn't have to worry about appearing in a sequel.There are lots of effects. None of them are memorable. Someone on some said it looked as if director Jake West got his hands on some video editing software and went nuts. There's black and white, kooky color with lots of blue and red contrasting, grainy picutre, bad focus, slow motion, fast motion, jerky fast motion, lots of fire, blood, a few stakes, computers, guns, rubber, mylar, sunglasses, a lesbian scene in catsuits (OK, that's not an effect, but it was pretty damn hot and coming from me, that's saying something), a few decapitations and a guy blowing his brains out.And in the end, all is not what it seems. In fact nothing is as it seems. It's like a bad car wreck. You just can't look away. Oh, and don't leave before the credits end."
D. Smithee | 10/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This british vampire flick just reeks of live action manga!.The sexy heroine in her latex outfits and arsenal of firearms,that she keeps in a coffin. It twists the vampire myth to new areas.The context and twist at the end reveal an oustandingly original take on the genre. The budget limitations are plain to see ,but dont detract from a great film. Truely the best British Vampire flck in ages. You cannot help falling for thr charms of Eileen Daly in the lead role as Lilith Silver, she was born to vamp ! Fans of the genre and manga wont be dissapointed,BLOODY BRILLIANT FUN !!"
A vamp with sense of humor.
Madeline | USA | 04/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll admit I'm not your typical vampire flick chick. I enjoy most of what I see on video because I might be a little too easy to please. But this movie had a twist that was most satisfying. I too get tired of the typical moaning and groaning vampires or those who dwell on nothing but the action side of vamp flicks. This movie displayed the action well enough, along with your regular love of beautifully sculpted dregs of the dead. But Lilith goes through it all with a sense of humor that belies the opressive atmosphere. It loves to poke fun at the usual stereotypical vamp flick. Something I feel sets it above the rest. I also like the low-budget side. It's almost as though it's thumbing it's nose at Hollywood. It's worth it in the end!"
Finally a vampire film we can sink our teeth into
Jason C. Nelson | los angeles,ca | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Razor Blade Smile is defiantley one of the best vampire flicks I have ever seen. Finally a movie where the vampire is not moaning and groaning about being a vampire. Lilith enjoys her existance and the black leather really, really, really helps. It's also nice to see a cool vampire movie coming out of England. I think we've all had our fill of both French and Transylvanian vampires."