Vampire Assassin in the Dark

Emma Dark in Seize the Night (2015)

Having been kept caged in a top secret government research compound, renegade vampire assassin Eva (Emma Dark) escapes and now kills for the fun of it but receives a tip off that she is being hunted down and her chances of surviving are slim. Her only hope is to form an uneasy alliance with a pack of werewolves, led by pack alpha Tobias (Carey Thring) who offers her the chance to work for them.

A rough diamond, I think that is the best way to describe "Seize the Night" a short horror movie from Emma Dark. As such there are some things about this 13 minute horror movie which impressed; the soundtrack is good, the flashback scenes are good and in truth the visual style with that slight blue hue works well with a look which is clearly influenced by "Underworld" as Emma rocks the long leather coat. But at the same time there are those rough bits which of course are expected from a short movie made with what I suspect was a modest budget. They range from some awkwardness when it comes to the dialogue and an abruptness to the end which made me rewatch just in case I missed something.

What this all boils down to is that over all "Seize the Night" has enough going for it to make it worth a watch and also makes Emma Dark a director to look out for as whilst this clearly shows some influences there is also some originality put in to the mix.

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