Monday, 16 December 2013

Advent calendar 2013: day 16 "Perfect Creature"

Perfect Creature
Sometimes a brilliant film slips under the radar and fails to be noticed by the mainstream. Today, I want to sing the praises of a New Zealand horror film called "Perfect Creature", set in an alternative universe in a 1960s steam/diesel-punk New Zealand, where benevolent vampires are clergy known as Brothers, until one of the Brothers takes a liking for the more violent ways of extracting blood from humans....

This film is stunning, atmospheric, and the plot holds together brilliantly, ramping up the tension in all the right places. The science fiction elements to explain away the vampires as a virus is believable, making it a wonderful film.

If you want to obtain a copy from Amazon UK, click here.