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Hollywood Vampyr (2002)

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A tale of the underground gothic subculture as seen through the eyes of Fatal, a young female vampire. As a heroin addict, she embraced this dark lifestyle, she now knows she must break free from their depraved world.

Director:

Steve Akahoshi (as Steven K. Akahoshi)

Writers:

Brandon Borbeck (introduction only), Joel Eisenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Goddard ... Blood
Nora Zimmett Nora Zimmett ... Fatal
Jeff Marchelletta ... Tom Weidder
Mark Irvingsen ... Anubus
Muse Watson ... Professor Fulton
Joe Toppe ... Lt. Michaels
Jacqueline Donelli ... Dr. Francine Rawlings
Liz Bell Liz Bell ... Cerberus
Felton Perry ... Professor Chiles
Nikki Burroughs Nikki Burroughs ... Sandy
Jennifer Cook Jennifer Cook ... Alex
Warren Sweeney ... Dr. Len Rennie
Carolyn Richards Carolyn Richards ... Judith Rennie
Maddisen K. Krown ... Arlene Weidder (as Rebecca Wicks)
Toggo Toggo ... Degaul
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Storyline

Hollywood Vampyr is an expose of Los Angeles' gothic subculture as seen through the eyes of a young female vampire. The film focuses on FATAL (Nora Zimmett), a former heroin addict who, having embraced this dark lifestyle, decides to leave her "family" and break free from the Goth world with the help of her college tutor TOM (Jeff Marchelletta). By contrast, Tom finds her world increasingly seductive, and as Fatal gradually loses the only person she trusts, she discovers destiny has other plans. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2003 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Filming wrapped in early October 2000, but the film sat unreleased for two full years, finally being screened for the first time in September 2002. See more »

Quotes

Tom Weidder: Professor Fulton?
Professor Fulton: Yes?
Tom Weidder: Professor.
Professor Fulton: Tom, my boy. What have you done to yourself?
Tom Weidder: Professor, I'm gay.
Professor Fulton: Uh huh. What have you done to your hair?
Tom Weidder: Do you like it?
Professor Fulton: No. Are you going to kiss me again? 'Cause I've got another class.
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A dark gothic story with a strong positive message
30 September 2002 | by merrickwillSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Modesto Film Festival, I felt it was one of the best that screened. The cast was amazing. Trevor Goddard played a great villain and it was cool to see Muse Watson not play a villain. It was nominated for six awards, but only won one - Nora Zimmett for Best Actress. I think it should have won more, like for Best Feature &/or Best Actor. There was a Q & A session after with the writer and some cast members. It got great feedback from the audience. It is a dark themed story about Hollywood's real gothic subculture but has a very positive message. It's a learning arch and journey for the two leads Fatal (Nora Zimmett) and Tom (Jeff Marchelletta) as they search to find themselves. They struggle with acceptance, lifestyle, religious faith, drugs and their '"families." After a bumpy ride, cult suicides and murders Fatal & Tom both come out survivors and learn they can be their own unique selves to belong.


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