Desert of Blood
For thirty-five years, something evil lay buried beneath the sands of Mexico--until a hapless treasure hunter digs up more than he expects, releasing the mysterious, handsome, and deadly Luis Diego (Justin Quinn) from his desert tomb. Finally free, Diego seeks to exact vengeance on those who nearly destroyed him all those years ago, including the woman he once loved, Sarita (Yvonne Rawn).
Diego's revenge, however, is unexpectedly interrupted when he falls for Sarita's niece, Maricela (Brenda Romero). He sees in her a second chance--a chance to defeat the darkness inside him and to lead a normal life.
But torn between the love in his heart and the evil in his soul, Diego soon discovers that his thirst for blood cannot be denied. With a growing rage, Diego succumbs to his wicked hunger and resumes his quest for vengeance, determined to leave nothing in Mexico but a desert of blood.
With an international cast including Swedish cover-model and Playboy Cyber Girl (r) Annika Svedman, #1 chart-topping Spanish pop star Naim Thomas, and Albanian action phenom Mike Dusi.
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Top Customer Reviews
He seeks out those reponsible for his captivity and takes his revenge. Good but not
great acting and some nice action. Not bad for the $1.99 VOD rental price.
Another thing this movie could have done something good with but which the movie makers fumble is the use of a character who know that Diego is a vampire but who just can not say anything. This have been done to great effect before. John Polidori's Vampyre used this and it really creates a creepy vibe. Now in Desert of Blood Sarita know Diego is a vampire but because of her stroke she can not speak. You have a few scenes where she try to direct attention to old pictures of Diago and such, but generally this idea of someone who know the danger but who can to speak about it is never really explored much upon. Now a third big problem with this movie is that Diego is a douche, now in allot of vampire movies the villain kill people, or he is cruel, but you can still think he is cool, scary, or you have some sympathies for him. Diego however go around and act well like a whiny douche, he is a real hard character to like. In addition to this the romance in Desert of Blood is just dry, the acting is mediocre and the music is boring.
Now despite all that are negative with this movie the story, while not good, at least hang together, the character interactions, while contrived, do drive the plot along and all in all this is watchable. I am a huge vampire fan and since i got this movie very cheap from a second hand store I do feel that I got my money's worth. Desert of Blood is mediocre from the beginning until the end credits roll across the screen, but as a standard, stereotypical vampire flick it works well enough to provide some entertainment. I would not recommend buying this movie at a full price, but if you can find it cheap and you like vampire movies, and if you turn your expectations way down, then it can provide a hour and a half of entertainment.
The plot is familiar and trite: a handsome vampire is unearthed and released in the Mexican desert near a small town. Bent upon revenge for his premature burial, he wreaks havoc upon a group of tourists and scantily-clad beauties before finally being exposed to sunlight and destroyed. Yawn.
The simple fact that this movie relies on a 40-year-old style and premise, and yet does absolutely nothing to improve upon it, is reason enough to leave it on the shelf. It is not the worst movie I have seen in recent years, but it offers insufficient entertainment to warrant the 88 minutes it takes to watch it. Every scene has been done countless times before, and generally better. Unless you are a fan of childish, simplistic 60's vampire movies, pass this one by.
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