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2.9 of 5 from 65 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch), a young university researcher, is sent to a country manor house in rural Shropshire to verify an ancient artifact that a family has uncovered during the renovation of their home. However, the artifact has a cursed history and it soon becomes apparent that the house holds a dark secret. While Isabelle sets to work verifying the object she becomes the obsession of the owner's dangerous daughter, Scarlet (Florence Cady), and they develop a strange sexual attraction.
A chance finding of a 200 year old journal confirms Isabelle's suspicions that die family are not the only residents of the house and that there is something much darker lurking within its foreboding walls. Uncovering the truth, she finds herself trapped in the clutches of the house's malevolent occupants.
Actors:
Babette Barat, Florence Cady, , , Katie Goldfinch, , , , Graham Langhorne, , , , Charles O'Neill, , , David Rowlinson, Peter Rowlinson, ,
Directors:
Iain Ross-McNamee
Producers:
Amanda Murray
Writers:
Darren Lake, Iain Ross-McNamee, John Wolskel
Studio:
Screenbound Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/02/2019
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/02/2019
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All

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Reviews (2) of Crucible of the Vampire

Ambitious story-telling on a small budget. - Crucible of the Vampire review by NP

Spoiler Alert
13/04/2019

Director Iain Ross-McNamee makes very good use of what is clearly a small budget, for this UK horror story. Veteran actors Brian Croucher (Doctor Who, Blake’s 7 and EastEnders) and Neil Morrissey (Boon, Men Behaving Badly) feature alongside newer names to give a good variety of ages and acting.

Special effects are used with great restraint, and when they do occur, are pretty impressive. The locations, and the vampiric atmospherics they bring about due to fine cinematography, are more immersive than the story being told, however. Rather than a traditional ‘Wicker Man’-style tale of mysterious locals and cavorting sects, I think a weirder, more personal story would have benefitted from McNamee’s talents. There is a certain Jean Rollin-esque style to some of the latter scenes and the way they are composed. Rather than embracing a style of film that has been told more expensively elsewhere, a more dream-like narrative would have been more suitable. There are several nods in that direction, with a certain erotic charge involving the excellent Katie Goldfinch (as Isabelle) and Florence Cady (Scarlet) and some fine locations (beautifully lit) with a dark fairy-tale quality. A little more of this and this enjoyable 96 minutes might well have been even more absorbing.

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Like a Car crash you can't look away from! - Crucible of the Vampire review by TA

Spoiler Alert
31/05/2019

I had high hopes for this film, British Horror is usually very good, however this is like some kind of comedy parodying bad acting, I wanted to turn if off after 5 mins but it was like some gruesome car accident I couldn't look away from and I had to carry on watching just to see if it was actually that bad, to save you the time, Yes, yes it was.

The acting in porn movies is Daniel Day-Lewis like by comparison. It should be a comedy really, just one you won't laugh at much.

On the upside the investors shouldn't lose much with the £375 budget they used to make the film.

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