89' (cover 89') - Source: DVD (RC 1/NTSC) 89' (cover 90') - Source: VHS PAL
Germ.: 18; UK: 18; US: R
Director: David Blyth (My Grandpa Is A Vampire 1991; Death Warmed Up 1985)
Producer: SC Entertainment Int. / Prism Entertainment
Score: Jim Manzie
Writer: Allan Moyle
Director of photography: Ludek Bogner
Dr John Alcore (Christopher Plummer) is the founder of the Life Reach Foundation, a state of the art clinic dedicated to the cure of blood disorders. But Alcore hides a sinister secret. During an earlier abortive experiment, he infected himself and his staff with a fatal virus giving its victims a deadly need for blood … turning them into modern day vampires. In an effort to veil his deadly error, Alcore employs young scientist Owen Urban (Andrew Stevens). Unaware of the real truth, Urban joins the clinic where he meets Paula (Heather Thomas), a beautiful volunteer undergoing tests at the centre. Infected with the disease, Paula becomes Alcore's pawn, a lure to keep Urban at the clinic to find the vital cure. In the race to save her, Urban infects himself with the vampire virus and pits his wits and raw courage against Alcore and his superhuman adversaries...
Good plot, bad realization. The whole movie looks cheap, like it was done for a Saturday night airing on one of the private channels. The cast is definitely not first choice, and the filmsettings are at least poor. But as I said: good plot. So, class (nearly) dismissed.