Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Bled (2009)

I have always said that art is the highest form of vampirism and by the looks of this film people out there agree with me.

Bled offers up art, lust, addiction, desire, dream travel and a character mastermind named Renfield. Set in the L.A. artist scene, we are introduced to four friends who share more then just the same building. They share unmet desires for each other and an addiction for the newest designer drug. Too bad for them it's mind expanding effects is actually opening a doorway for a vampire to feed off them via Freddy Krueger style.

I am not sure if this is another made for tv movie or not; it has that vibe to it (you know no bad laungage, no nudity and soap opera shooting style) but the costumes, set design and props are outstanding. For an indie film this is one of the best I have seen in years. I am hoping there is a sequel in the works.

I am also seeing a trend as of late with the use of vampire teeth. As in a mouth full of them. The vampire's look in this film puts me in mind of a piranha. Which is always a good thing to see a fresh take on an old myth.

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