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Bloodthirst review by Bobby Blakey

There are constantly vampire TV shows and films hitting screens every month. Some good, but sadly most not. I love anything that brings the fanged horror to life and hope to find those hidden gems. The latest taking its shot is Bloodthirst starring Costas Mandylor, Tara Reid, and Robert Lasardo. Could this be one of those hidden gems or should it get a stake in the heart?

Bloodthirst follows the only two tribes that remain: desperate humans and the roving vampires that feed on them after the apocalypse. Across the desolate West, John Shepard seeks the aging head vampire, hoping to destroy him and free mankind. But when Shepard and his posse of native sons and farmers’ daughters joins forces with a local militia, they learn that they’re closer to the Master than they think.

I am a fan of Mandylor so always down to see him on screen especially to kick some vampire butt, but sad to say this doesn’t offer up all that much. The film is  lower budget film which often times works in its favor as they can just unleash and do whatever they want and get creative to make it work. Here they are trying to make something happen, but it is all over the place and often times way more laughable than likely intended.

Mandylor and Lasardo are all in and clearly trying to make it work and they are good. They booth look cool and offer up two characters that have a good film in them it just isn’t this one. The rest of the cast are doing their best, but just never brings anything to the table to get it to work and really pull you in.

Most of the vampire make-up effects and blood is well done and does give the film the visual aspect it needs to be something that could have held its own, but the story is unbalanced, the majority of the performances are amateur and

it just doesn’t work most of the time. To my surprise it promotes the coming sequel literally so hopefully it finds its audience that will be eager to sink their teeth into it.


​Decide for yourself and grab your copy of Bloodthirst available now on digital, On Demand, and DVD from Lionsgate.

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