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From the Dark Movie Review (#18 of 31 Days of Horror)

From the Dark Movie Review (#18 of 31 Days of Horror)
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An Irish Vampire in Ireland

Sometimes digging a hole in a field is an extremely bad idea. You never know what evils may be lurking right below the surface.

When a farmer uncovers a wooden stake stuck in the ground and removes it, he unknowingly unleashes a vampire that’s been buried for generations. Afterwards, Sarah and Mark stumble upon his farm and must survive the night as the vampire and recently turned farmer hunt them through the darkness.

The first twenty minutes of Conor McMahon’s From the Dark were tense, original and quite creepy, but everything quickly took a turn for the worse once the couple arrived at the farm. From that moment forward, nothing really happened other than the vampire attacking and running away. Then the farmer attacking and running away. Lather. Rince. Repeat.  It’s a shame since the secluded location and simple setup seemed so promising. The two main characters were extremely likeable right from the get go and the dialogue was clever and funny, Strange enough, once the action started, things got boring.

The past three days I watched vampire movies and the only one I would really suggest was yesterday’s Rigor Mortis. If you want something a little bit more straightforward, though, I would suggest Let the Right One In or Stake Land. Not recommended.

Availability: Netflix US

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