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Frost: Portrait of a Vampire
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The story had some potential I suppose, but the actors destroyed any hope that this movie may have had. "Horrible" doesn't begin to describe how poor the actors were. Maybe it's fitting. It is a vampire movie after all. It was lifeless, and you better believe it [was bad]!!! Buy "Near Dark" or "The Lost Boys" or "Interview.." or "Queen of the Damned" Heck, get a season or two of Buffy, but please don't waste your money on this atrocity!
Unless it is REALLY bad--so painfully bad you can't stand to watch it.
"Frost" is of the latter variety... bad acting, boring dialog, lame plot, paltry and fake-looking CGI effects, and one halfway decent actor (Gary Busey). If you really *LOVE* vampire movies, do NOT rent this film. The basic vampire storyline is so tried and true that its hard to ruin, but Frost succeeds in ruining it royally.
If you want a shlocky vampire film that's fun to watch, try "Vampires" with James Woods.
I didn't expect to be disappointed in this movie because I wasn't expecting much to begin with. This is a "B-Rate flick," so tired story lines and sapping acting are par for the course. Never the less, I did find something in which to be disappointed after all.
My mistake was finding hope for the script in a few of the opening lines of dialogue. There was a reference made regarding pop culture (with which many people would surely be familiar), and that led me to believe the writer might actually have some imagination.
I was further spurred on in my optimism by the fact that the actors were more than competent. Even the supporting cast was skilled enough to create believable characters. I was truly taken with Charles R. Lister, our humble villain. Our hero, Manzanres, was typical of B-Rate heroes, but carried his burden well throughout the movie.
It was the plot that really brought this movie down and led to my eventual and surprising disappointment. That, and the rapid disintegration of the dialogue. The hoped for imaginativeness never materialized, except in a few witty one-liners and one or two brief exchanges between characters.
I would recommend this movie only to see these unknown and semi-unknown actors doing a valiant job battling their way through a plot more deadly (to an audience) than any vampire.
Note: C.R. Lister is one actor to look for in the future. If he could pull this off, I only wonder what he could do with a good script!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Story seems to have an interesting contemporary start but does not do justice to developing the characters. No notable special effects. Seems like a home made movie. Read morePublished on June 8, 2012 by Mike N
There is very little vampirism in this film - mainly because the chief character is not the vampire, but the vampire hunter. Read morePublished on July 10, 2003 by Amazon Customer
I don't know why, in an age where storyless films with lots of eye candy go to theatres, that a gem like this went straight to DVD. Read morePublished on June 20, 2003 by P. Fairchild
Frost is a cool hybrid of action flicks and horror. It's supposed to be based on a comic book called Jack Frost and I'd like to check that out. It has that kind of feel. Read morePublished on June 12, 2003 by Kevin