Film Review - Wolvesbayne
Starring - Mark Dacascos, Jeremy London, Christy Romand, Rhett Giles, Yancy Butler | Directed by Griff Furst | First Look DVD FF Unrated 96min 2009
Review By Xmortis
Lilith was an evil vampire queen who was laid to rest years ago, but some people want to bring her back in modern times. Russell Bayne is a rich man who wants to buy up small shops in town to tear down so he can develop a large shopping complex. One night he tries to help a woman stranded on the road, but she is killed when Russell is attacked by a werewolf. Russell thinks that he has been cursed by Alex, a woman who will not sale her shop, and the police think he might have killed the woman he stopped to help. Worse, he is changing into something not entirely human. Russell is kidnapped by Alex and learns that she and others are vampire hunters. Alex is also a werewolf, but for reasons she can't explain, Russell is being hunted by the vampires. Meanwhile the vampires are hunting down six talismans to bring Lilith back to life, causing a rift among their ranks as some are torn about her rebirth. Russell finds out his father has one of the talismans and that he and Alex must team up with Jacob VanHelsing and his partner to stop the rebirth and to rid the world of all evil vampires. Finally Lilith returns. She kidnaps Alex and bites her as Jacob, Russell and a man named the Kid enter an old movie theater for the final fight. In the end Lilith is stopped and the talismans are hidden leaving this open for a part two.
This is pure SYFY channel direct to video cheese complete with terrible CGI, super cheap looking effects and old stars who are past their prime. The plot is a cheap Underworld rip off with a war between vampires and werewolves and Van Helsing mixed into the mess. Jeremy London plays Russell Bayne, and while he tries really hard, his performance is super wooden and lackluster. He hardly transforms into the werewolf and when he does, the look is pretty bland. Yancy Butler, who is known for playing in the Witchblade TV Series, plays Lilith and turns in a super lackluster horrible performance. Most of the cast seem bored with their roles, and no one really turns in a solid performance. Given the plot and script, I don't blame them. The worst part about this film is that it tries to make it appear as if it's a werewolf film when the werewolves have very little screen time. It's clearly a cheap vampire film to cash in on the craze thanks to films like Twilight and Underworld. The film is pretty much bloodless. When blood is used it looks more black than red making this a pure made for TV film. Some plot elements seem to go nowhere like the Wolvesbayne flower which is what this stinker is named after. It's talked about and shown but never truly comes into play. Over all this is a bland b-horror film that has no blood, no boobs and no fun value. I say it's not worth a watch.
The DVD extras include subtitles and previews for other First Look films. While the cover looks cheap, it is still pretty eye catching.
Lame Vampires, Lilith The Queen of Vampires and Werewolves with fake fur glued onto there faces, if any of this sounds good to you then you might want to check this film out all others might want to stay clear of this boring wooden film and just check out the bigger and better film Underworld that this film so tried to rip off.