Masters of Horror: The V Word
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carnage via their video games, it s the ultimate late
night dare: Ever seen a real dead guy? But when the
pair breaks into a creepy local mortuary, they unleash a ferocious ghoul (Michael Ironside of SCANNERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS) who s hungry to share a few depraved urges of his own. Even if these pals-forlife can resist a violent suburban blood-spree, is there any peer pressure more horrific than that of the undead? Jodelle Ferland of SILENT HILL co-stars in this grisly twist on teenage vampirism written by series creator Mick Garris.
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Since vampire themed films have been done to death, (they are literally everywhere nowadays), there really is nothing left to convey. It has all been done before so this installment has very few to no surprises. However there is a lot of blood on display and this alone is reason enough to recommend it in my opinion.Read more ›
It started out kinda interesting; admittedly it was a little corny, but it was also sorta spooky in an old-fashioned way. However, everything just went downhill after the funeral home. Mostly because no one acted or reacted to anything like human beings. And I don't care that most of the characters were vampires at that point. From the police not responding to a call about MURDER, to the mom being so oblivious that something was obviously very wrong with her son. And of course, the giant bloodstain on the carpet. Seriously, how can you mistake something like that for soda?
Michael Ironside was entertaining enough as the head vampire, but what did him being the boys' former teacher or a pedophile add to the story? We learn this useless information about him, but don't get any actual clues to his origin or his motivations, other than drink blood and be weirdly invested in siring two twerpy kids (MAYBE that's why there's the pedo-backstory? It's still painfully stupid). The very last seen with Kary on the bus was hysterically bad, however. The lines were so cheesy and predictable, I was actually laughing pretty hard. I guess this episode could be funny-bad if your sauced enough, but it's dreadfully boring up until the last few minutes and the otherwise competent first act. It's not worth owning or paying money for. If you're interested some good entries in the MoH series, check out "Family", "Deer Woman", "Cigarette Burns", or "Screwfly Solution."
In the director/writer commentary, a major story issue was revealed. When this story was being developed the two teens (nowhere in this episode was it stated that they were in college) were originally young boys between the ages 8-13. That was changed due to how much work and overtime this episoe required and child labor laws would have made that impossible to do with kids.
This was suppose to be a story about two boys that were pretty much geeks (or in Arjay Smith's character, Kerry, case a white geek dipped in chocolate). To a certain point that worked and didn't work. It took liberty with some of the things vampires do and rewrote the one thing they did-bite people. Instead they just rip necks and leave a open gap that doesn't heal or keep water down.
It should have focused more on Kerry since it was implied that he came from a worst home life than Justin. While Kerry was forced to accept becoming a vampire, Justin fought it to the very end. Ironside was the comic relief and the "father" figure that both boys lacked.
The ending flat out screams a sequel or a crossover with Angel, Buffy, Blade the Vampire Hunter, Morbius or Dracula.
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What a boring movie. do not
waste your money. check out
these moh instead:
valerie on the stairs
haeckel's tale... Read more
This is an inventive vampire story. Not too much blood and guts. An entertaining hour of television.Published on September 15, 2008 by Sd Obrien
I bought this on the Strength of Michael Ironside being in it.He is just so manic in his performances that he holds the viewer by dint of his own energy. Read morePublished on January 8, 2008 by Santeria
Besides "Cigarette Burns" and "On and Off a Road Mountain", I don't like most of the Masters of Horror Episodes. However, this vampire tale has an old fashion feel to it. Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by Sergio C.
Season 2 of Masters of Horror was pretty bland, and unfortunately this one sits at the bottom of the barrel. Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by Simon
most of the previous episodes were like watching paint dry about 50% of the time but this episode it's 90%. Read more
The V-Word would probably rate as my least favorite of the Masters of Horror. Overall it wasn't terrible I personally thought as a whole the series was fairly good. Read morePublished on November 28, 2007 by Dave. K