Immortality is the miracle, we are the blessed.
Now I know why this film garnered an R-rating; it provided one of the bloodiest vampire films I've seen. I loved the originality of the concept and how it seemed to stick to the desires of most of the teenagers nowadays due to the 'Twilight' mania. What if most of the people in the world were vampires? This film explores the dangerous if everyone - or most of the world's population - were bloodsuckers?
The year is 2019, and most of the world's population are vampires. What few humans are left are being farmed for blood in order to meet the needs of the bloodthirsty creatures. However, the blood supply is slowly being used up, and those vampires who cannot afford to buy this precious resource are slowly turning into savage creatures, similar to the batlike form sprouted by Tony Curran in Underworld: Evolution. The largest blood provider in the United States is owned by Charles Bromley (Neill), and he is determined to find a substitute for the blood at any cost. The top researcher in this facility is Edward Dalton (Hawke), who, unlike most of his kind, seems to hate having to be a vampire. He was only turned into one by his younger brother, Frankie (Dorman), who is one of the top human hunters for Bromley's company. One night, Edward almost crashes into an incoming car while heading home. The vehicle contains, to his surprise, four humans running from a policecar. Edward offers them refuge inside his car, and after the police leave, the humans thank Edward and go on their way. When they meet again, Edward is introduced to Lionel Cormac (Dafoe), who prefers to be called Elvis. To Edward's shock, Elvis has discovered a way to change vampires back to humans. He should know - he used to be a vampire himself. The discovery of this cure may very well mean the end of the blood problem, but the question is, do the vampires want to be cured?
Excellent. The final few scenes were a total bloodfest, up to the point of sheer exaggeration, but hey, you're watching a film which involves vampires whose only source of food is about to run out. You should very well expect that blood WILL flow. A fresh take on the age old supernatural creature, a film everyone should see.