‘The domain of the damned’
Forest of the Vampire is a 2016 American supernatural horror film written, produced, photographed, edited and directed by John R. Hand (Joel; The Synthetic Man; Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare). It stars Caitlyn Moore, Paul Camp and Starla Snowdon.
Four young people on a road trip take a detour and hike into a remote forest, finding a strange local landmark named Enchanted Rock.
The friends soon discover that the forest is under the control of a vampire and his underlings, and now they must fight for survival while finding the source of the vampire’s mysterious powers…
“The problems with Forest of the Vampire are somewhat endless: the sound mixing is way off, leaving the ladies barely audible in spots; similarly, sound is overdubbed in places and does not match to the video; there is a bizarre acid-trip, sci-fi green-screen thing going on at the end of the film; props like the talisman that is mentioned look like bad grade-school art projects; etc.” Jeannie Blue, Cryptic Rock
“The more otherworldly aspect struggled both because of the starry world visuals but also because the nature and relationship of Baal and Neptis were under-explored and the exposition rushed (and vocally distorted). That said I was taken by a lot of the Euro-horror aspects and some of the photography; I really liked the filtering and the portraits.” Taliesin Meets the Vampires
Main cast and characters:
- Caitlyn Moore … Jessica – Franky; Urban Myths; Soulless
- Paul Camp … Baal – Jollenbach
- Starla Snowdon … Neptis
- Ian Pala … Rex
- Joe De Luca … Jim
- Destiny Baldwin … Tina – From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
- Stevie Marceaux … Lisa
- Phoebe Rivas … D.J.
- Richard Tuckwell-Brown … Chance
- April Hand … Camper Mom #1 – Sam
- Kasey Sherwood … Camper Mom #2 – Laurie
- Gary Kent … Man in Store – Bonehill Road; Revenge of the Devil Bat; The Forest; Dracula vs. Frankenstein; The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant; Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll; The Mighty Gorga
Austin and Cedar Park, Texas