Embrace the Darkness
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
as a soft-core sex film, I'd have to say this is one of the best I've
The plot and
production values are good enough so that it would be a
respectable little vampire movie without the skin. The set design
makes maximum use of a limited budget. The only thing
you'd find very disappointing would be the F/X, which are not up to genre
standards, to say the least. The unique element is that the kingpin
vampire hates to kill, and keeps starving himself rather than kill for
food. He's like the Ghandi of vampires. Not only that, but he refuses
to move into the new century. Even though his disciples listen
to grunge and hang out in discos, he's still a capes-and-candles-and-Tschaikovsky
kind of vampire.
is pretty good in general, and the head vampire, a soap opera actor
named Kevin Spirtas, is quite respectable in the role. He strikes a
good balance between sensitivity and menace, and I think women will
find him to be a sexy, romanticized vampire.
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pretty much everything you usually see in soft-core except soft penises.
The women do frontals, and the men bury their heads in those coveted
delta areas. In addition to the two stars, Angelia High and
Madison Clark, a third woman named Jennifer Ludlow provides lovely
are fresh and sexy. The vampiress (High) has a spectacular body.
The potential victim (Clark) is in outstanding physical condition, and
has a pretty face.
is not as
good as the genre standard, I
Like to Play Games,
but these people are vampires, after all, so they are exempt from
daylight shots. For a film which takes place entirely at night, and
almost entirely indoors, it is quite satisfactory, but not excellent
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 2.7. I agree with that rating if you are
scoring this as a horror film and comparing it to Hellraiser's 6.4.
It is a good soft-core film, however, if that is what you
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+. Overall,
an excellent example of the soft-core erotica genre, if you like
that kind of film.
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