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A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented.

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Shunji Iwai

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Shunji Iwai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Zegers ... Simon
Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Jellyfish
Amanda Plummer ... Helga
Trevor Morgan ... Renfield
Adelaide Clemens ... Ladybird
Yû Aoi ... Mina
Kristin Kreuk ... Maria Lucas
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Laura King
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jodi Balfour ... Michaela
Ian Brown ... Jack Hales
R. Nelson Brown ... Nick Williams
Kyle Cameron ... Abbot King
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Brian
Dustin Eriksen Dustin Eriksen ... Gargoyle
Herod Gilani Herod Gilani ... Eclipse
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On the surface, Simon is a dedicated teacher living a normal life. But he has a terrible secret - he is compelled to drink human blood. Using online chat rooms as his hunting grounds, he searches for suicidal young women to satisfy his dark desire. Written by Ed

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They're dying to keep him alive

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent content and, language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampirul See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Lots of peoole from the show smallville appear in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Simon: What's going on? Mina. Do you really want to die? Let me ask you something, Mina. Do you know yourself? You, who decides to kill yourself, but do you really know who you are? Do you know that self? I mean, there are 60 trillion cells inside of you. Do you know that? I mean, how often do you think about that? Mina.
Mina: I don't.
Simon: Yes, you do. You think about them all the time. You just don't think about it in the right way, I mean... If your body is an apartment complex, those 60 trillion cells are ...
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Original
9 November 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

You just wish the title would be more original. Like my summary, it just isn't really up there. And that is a shame, because the movie as it is, has quite a lot going for it. But how do you sell it, if you have to ask for a movie called "Vampire"? I know, if that's everything that is "wrong" with the movie, then there is nothing wrong with it.

Which is not that far from the truth. I had no idea that this was made by a Japanese director, but I got the vibe that it isn't your regular "horror" movie. It is more weird drama, than anything else. Great actors too, who just live up to the feeling of this. It's difficult to recommend, because at the end of the day this isn't what people will expect from a movie like this ... Still I liked it (a lot)


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