This is a Sci-Fi thriller set in the future and featuring Ted Raimi, the
brother of the hugely successful director of the Spider-man films.
Clare Stevenson works for a job placement agency, but her real objective
is to figure out which species she belongs to, because she is convinced she
is not really Terran, despite the evidence of her official papers. The evil
and mysterious Harkness comes around looking for a "Bloodmask" which, it
turns out, is Clare's actual species and was also the title of the film
before the distributors changed it.
Harkness has a rather simple plan. Since he is a future alien vampire, he
needs a steady stream of beings to feed on. He intends to cause a war, and
then eat well on the wounded and dazed and confused. The Bloodmasks
apparently have the ability to completely imitate any other race, so
will use the Bloodmask to imitate an ambassador, and murder another
ambassador from another planet, thus starting a war. Clare is captured by
one group after another, and deals with many different species as well as
many different classes of androids.
While the production clearly suffered from both budgetary constraints and
a hurried shooting schedule, it is still watchable, and some scenes look
much better than you would expect given the budget level
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