V for Vengeance is a 2022 American horror film about two estranged sisters who join forces to rescue their younger sister from vampires.
Directed by Kelly Halihan. Produced by Scott Karol and Steven Paul.
The movie stars Jocelyn Hudon, Grace Van Dien (Stranger Things series), Sean Maguire, Pauline Dyer, Graham Greene and Alix Villaret.
Emma and Scarlett are two rebel vampires on a mission that tests the bonds of family. After learning that their little sister, Kate, escaped an earlier kidnapping attempt that also killed their parents, the two estranged sisters must join forces to rescue her from a group of blood-thirsty vampires led by Thorn.
Out for revenge and control of a vampirism vaccine, Thorn and his band of the undead will soon learn that they messed with the wrong family in this ultimate battle of good vs. evil…
“V for Vengeance has received hardly any review coverage. Ordinarily, with global media saturation everywhere (and overkill such as a new image from Rob Zombie’s Munsters reboot appearing daily), this would seem odd but on viewing the film itself it’s obvious why it wasn’t given even any PR push.
Essentially, V for Vengeance comes across as a slick, flashy (and occasionally sweary) pilot for a proposed TV series about three Charlie’s Angels-like “good vampires” working for a Bosley-type character (Michael P. Northey) who is an FVC (Federal Vampire Control) agent. There are fights and more fights. Flashbacks galore. Exposition explainers a go-go. Some of the action is staged more convincingly than other CGI-tinged blood spurting. The three vampiric ladies (who are all fine in daylight) all look great especially as two of them wear shiny black outfits. And there are some one-liners that should raise a smile, if not a laugh.
Overall, it’s entertaining yet vapid stuff, hence the aforementioned lack of PR (the mainstream media critics would have fun with all the vampire cliches with big debts to the Blade and Underworld franchises). V for Vengeance is worth a watch if you’re ok with all-style-yet-no-substance movies but don’t seek it out especially.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA
V for Vengeance was released on June 7, 2022. Rent or buy via Amazon Prime
Cast and characters:
Jocelyn Hudon … Emma
Grace Van Dien … Scarlett
Pauline Dyer … Kate
Alix Villaret … Tatiana
Graham Greene … Bullseye
Michael P. Northey … Frank
Sean Maguire … Thorn
Trevor Lerner … Carl
Julie Lynn Mortensen … Brenda
London Robertson … Young Emma
Isabel Birch … Young Kate
Jordan Gooden … Vampire
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