Vampyre Nation (2012) Movie Review

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2012 | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
90 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Vampyre Nation Review


Set in a not-too-distant future in which a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, allows humans and vampires to potentially co-exist.

Vampyre Nation (2012) is an American action science fiction horror film that is also known as True Bloodthirst (2012) in other countries. Director Todor Chapkanov does not have much directing experience, and it shows tremendously in this low budget movie. I thought I was in for a treat after watching the trailer, but I was a little disappointed. The movie had potential but was executed poorly and did not explain much about what was going on although the flow was okay. It might sound confusing but of you watch the movie then, you will definitely understand what I am saying.

Vampyre Nation is about vampires and humans joining together to fight a new creature/species. The giant flying creatures that look like a mutated bat vampires (primitive vampires) are killing vampires and humans. Chief of Police Kovacs (Roark Chritchlow - Mr. Deeds (2002), Batman: Year One (2011), 5 Minutes (2005)) appointed Detective Derricks (Neil Jackson - Quantum of Solace (2008), Alexander (2004)Push (2009), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)) who is an American on the case. Detectives Derrick knew that he needs the help of incarcerated vampire hunter/murderer Johnny Harker (Andrew Lee Potts - 1408 (2007), Primeval (2007), Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007), New Year’s Day (2000)) and gets him out of jail. Derrick decided to pay the vampires a visit because he would like for them to join together to fight the flying bat vampires. The movie takes a turn as the two different species join together to fight the bat vampires for a better world. The vampire bats want to kill/eat all vampires and humans to take over the world. Watch the movie to see the rest.

The movie borrowed/took various parts from different movies and tried to blend all of it together. They did a great job putting it together and made it flow somewhat well. Some of the actors appears to be trying a little too hard to act their part - in all the acting was okay, not bad or good. I gave this movie a five because it was a nice movie to watch with my family that did not waste my time and was very tolerable. I just would not watch it again because it was dragged on and had plot holes. I did like the Romanian sets, music and that Dracula was mentioned. I also like that the movie held my attention and made me curious as to where the story was going but then again I like to watch every movie to the very ending regardless of how terrible it is. Overall this low budget horror movie did better than some high budget movie.

About Vampyre Nation 2012

Title: Vampyre Nation
AKA: True Bloodthirst
Year: 2012
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Atanas Srebrev, George Zlatarev, Vlado Mihailov, Kitodar Todorov, Lisa Raziano, Claudia Bassols, Andrew Lee Potts, Velislav Pavlov, Yana Marinova, Iliana Lazarova, Ewan Bailey, Hristo Balabanov, Alexandar Peychev, Roark Critchlow, Vladimir Yossifov, Neil Jackson, Heida Reed, Ben Lambert, Jonathon Hargreaves
Writers: Jeffrey Green, Rafael Jordan
Director: Todor Chapkanov