This film goes to great lengths not to call the nocturnal creatures vampires. They are the cursed with a rare disease that infects the body's blood supply. In the film, according to a medieval legend, Abaddon, an angel of hell, offered eternal life to a few survivors of a religious crusade in the 11th century. Unbeknownst to those who accepted was a hidden clause in the contract that made them have an unquenchable thirst for human blood. Now there are only four left--two in the United States, one in Africa and the other in Europe.
The only true forsaken are the disillusioned patrons seeking a good vampire movie. There are no bats, flying bodies or stakes driven through anyone's heart. The second-rate vampire slayer antics are nothing compared to those of the popular television show of a similar theme. The rapid use of choppy visuals intended to create a cutting-edge intensity instead conveys a jarring disorder, save for the carefree Forsaken who nonchalantly stroll around during the mayhem. It is very unlikely that anybody will want to hitch a ride for a sequel. Starring Kerr Smith, Brendan Fehr, Izabella Miko, Jonathon Schaech and Phina Ooview. Directed and written by J.S. Cardone. Produced by Carol Kottenbrook and Scott Einbinder. A Screen Gems release. Horror. Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and sexuality. Running time: 91 min.