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Teenage Space Vampires

Teenage Space Vampires (1999) Movie Poster
  •  Romania / Canada / USA  •    •  90m  •    •  Directed by: Martin Wood.  •  Starring: Robin Dunne, Mac Fyfe, James Kee, Lindy Booth, Jesse Nilsson, Richard Clarkin, Bianca Brad, Serban Celea, Tatiana Constantin, Dan Badarau, Silvia Nastase, Liviu Lucaci, Cosmin Sofron.  •  Music by: Orest Hrynewich, Jack Lenz, Stephen Skratt.
       Bill, a high school student and avid horror movie fan, witnesses a UFO flying over his town. When the ship lands the next day, Bill and a team from SETI discover that the alien is a strange vampire creature who wants to cast the Earth into darkness so that he and his people can colonize it for themselves. Will Bill and the others be able to keep the Sun shining?

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I make a hobby of folded films. That's where the form and the content overlap in some interesting way. The story in this case is a simple twist on the vampire story: vampires triggered by alien influences pretending to be American small towners.

The movie itself comes to us from Romania, purported origin of the story. (The film was coproduced by Canadian and Romanian interests.) It does an odd job of pretending to be American Small towners with an eastern European cast and a smattering of Canadians. Some voices are dubbed, and many have the accent usually invested in Dracula himself. The alien monster is as alien to Romania as the fictional Dracula is to London, where these things are usually set.

I came to this because I am interested in Canadian fantasy and independently redheaded actresses. The redhead in this case was Lindy Booth, who appears as the blond head cheerleader, dating the soccer captain. Who knows what she really is, but in later projects she is red. I think she was made blond here.

Of all film genres, vampire movies exploit redheads the most clearly. That makes it interesting that this one has neither the three brides, nor any redhead unless you count the thirty seconds Mihaela Munteanu is on screen.

The production design was the worst part except for the spaceship. The design of the exterior on the ground was pretty interesting. More organic than anything else in the movie.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


Review by tedg from the Internet Movie Database.