Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Andrea Monier, Danielle Lozeau, Anthony Fanelli, Robin Steffen, Bill Oberst Jr
Directed by: Evan Tramel
Running Time: 79 minutes (approx.)
Release Date: 24 March 2014
Over the past 40 years in Black Water Creek, at 10 year intervals, on the 21 December a young woman has disappeared and found brutally murdered, drained of blood and strange bite marks on their necks with a strange symbol carved into their bodies. Raymond Banks (Evan Tremel) has been convicted of the four murders without any evidence and a dubious confession obtained after 16 hours straight interrogation without a lawyer. He is locked up and deemed criminally insane waiting for a death sentence.
A young journalist and film maker, Andrea Adams (Andrea Monier) believes he is innocent and decides to take a film crew into the woods to find out the truth and make a documentary. Her team consists of Danielle Mason (Danielle Lozeau), cameraman Anthony Russell (Anthony Fanelli) and soundman Robin Allen (Robin Steffen).
As the four filmmakers set off into the woods on a three day hike to Black Water Creek they are being followed by a strange old lady, they hear strange noises at night and the strange symbols appear on their tent and the trees. On the 21 December they soon find what lies behind the dark and terrible secret of Black Water Creek.
All that remains of their story is the found footage from their video cameras.
Overall, I found the Black Water Vampire to be a mediocre horror film. A reasonable story with a chilling ending. For me it wasn’t terrifying or chilling enough but the introduction of a devil vampire into a “found footage” film was a new twist.
Fans of found footage films will enjoy this but for me there just wasn’t enough horror.
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