Hampered Vampire

Sharon Hinnendael in Embrace of the Vampire (2013)

Having only experienced life in an all girls' Catholic high school, Charlotte Hawthorne (Sharon Hinnendael) transfers to a co-ed university and finds it all very different to what she is use to. But she quickly makes friends with Nicole (Kaniehtiio Horn) her roommate as well as Chris (Ryan Kennedy) who runs the local coffee shop whilst her knowledge impresses Professor Cole (Victor Webster). But Charlotte finds herself plagued by weird dreams which have a knock on effect to her studies as she becomes increasingly distracted by them and the way they make her feel.

So you're sitting around wondering when The Vampire Diaries is on as you are thirsting for some more hot vampire action and you stumble across "Embrace of the Vampire" featuring a hot blonde on the cover in an embrace and with blood running down her shoulders and think well that looks good. And the cover to "Embrace of the Vampire" does look good as do many of the hot young actresses who appear in this vampire movie. But that is as hot as it gets as in truth it is an ordinary remake of an ordinary vampire movie from the 90s which most people only remember because of a nude scene featuring Alyssa Milano.

The trouble with this latest reincarnation of "Embrace of the Vampire" is that it is riddled with cliches from Charlotte the shy beauty who is a bit of a loner around college to the more worldly and catty girls who are already there. Add to that the whole awakening cliche aspect and pretty much for the entire duration you are waiting for something original to happen only for it never to happen as we watch Charlotte struggle with the visions and dreams she keeps on happening until a mystical woman tells her what she really is much to Charlotte's bemusement. I will let you discover Charlotte's secret for yourself as it is about the only reasonable thing in a movie which at times seems to exist more as an excuse to have hot young actresses parading in underwear, tight tops and even tighter shorts whilst teasing the audience with weak eroticism.

What this all boils down to is that "Embrace of the Vampire" isn't necessary a bad movie although it did little for me. But it is one which at times feels like its only point for being is to get young actresses showing off their bodies in skimpy outfits and tight clothes rather than being about vampires.

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