Fear not, fans of horrific vampires; help is on the way! Unfortunately, your favorite beasties have kind of been hijacked by Twilight, and even the vamps in “True Blood” seem to be spending more time grabassing with Sookie than actually draining victims. Outside of Stake Land we’ve had a serious drought of quality bloodsuckers. However, word we’ve received from DC reader and super tipster Avery G is that Australia has a pretty kick-ass vampire film on the way in The Caretaker.
The trailer below gives a little taste of this film based on a very shaky agreement between a vamp and human family that can only go horribly wrong. I get a serious 30 Days of Night feel from the creatures in this one. The film is directed by Tom Conyers and stars Tom Conyers, Anna Burgess, Colin MacPherson, Lee Mason and Clint Dowdell.
Get a more in-depth look at the film via the official The Caretaker website or The Caretaker Facebook page. The producers are currently submitting The Caretaker to film festivals and seeking distribution.
A plague of vampirism has swept across the world. A small but discordant group of survivors hole up in a country mansion. They soon discover that a vampire also shares the house with them. He proposes a deal: They protect him during the day from other humans, and he’ll protect them at night from other vampires. So begins an uneasy alliance, which soon threatens to fall apart.
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