AKA: Bloodhunter, Blade - Der Vampirjäger
1995, Color, 79 min
"The Dragon" Wilson
there's not much to tell about the story. There's only 9 vampires
left on earth. They would like to be more numerous, but their only
chance to change ordinary people into their kind is by biting (ouch!)
them during an eclipse of the sun. To prevent them from doing so
vampire hunter Jack Cutter chases them; not by means of a wooden
pale and a crucifix but with Shotgun and Uzi!!! The only thing you
need to kill these vampire is break his neck !? The rest isn't worth
mentioning, consisting merely of senseless fighting scenes.
a long time the legendary Ed Wood was known to be the worst director
ever, just remember masterpieces such as "Plan 9 from outer
Space" or "Bride of the Monster". Well - this dubious
fame should be gone now. I do not have the slightest clue what further
crimes in film history "director" Rick Jacobson committed
(I just hope none), but this movie is enough to exceed Wood by ages.
"Night Hunter" is that horrible that compared to it even
Patrick Lussiers "Dracula 2000"
is just adorable.
do not at all notice that the vampires in this movie are vampires
at all. They walk around during daytime (well - shooting a movie
at night is more expensive) and prefer to spend their leisure time
with kick boxing than biting in pale women's necks. They serve only
as a means to an end in this film - there has to be someone to beat
up! But the choreography of the fighting scenes in this movie is
dilettante and all action scenes are so blurred that you finally
come to the conclusion that the camera man must be an 80-year old
suffering from Parkinson disease. To call the leas Don "The
Dragon" Wilson an actor would be an insult for the whole actor's
business and believe me, if he was really a vampire hunter it would
also be a shame for the vampire hunter's guild.
sum it up: the movie is that bad, that miserable, that awful, that
boring, a total failure, it isn't even involuntarily funny or somehow
trashy. The 79 minutes it takes to watch the movie are a total waste
of time. Who would have thought that one day someone would manage
to underbid the average level of a Dolph Lundgren or Lorenzo Lamas
Movie? I guess Rick Jacobson has always known it: he can do it!!