Hollywood Vampyr

March 9, 2017 at 1:39 am (4 Heads, Hollywood Vampyr) (, )

Hollywood Vampyr – 2002- United States

Hollywood Vampyr is set in the Los Angeles goth scene. The story details a power struggle between two “coven” leaders called Anubus (not Anubis) and Blood. They open competing goth nightclubs, but their rivalry isn’t about business. Anubus strives to create an inclusive goth scene, celebrating the individuality of its members. Meanwhile, Blood’s morbid philosophy and violent attitude isolates the goths from the outside world and leads to the suicide of two young women. Caught in the middle of the conflict is Fatal (a pregnant woman) and Tom (who just discovered he is gay).

Hollywood Vampyr doesn’t have any vampires and isn’t really a horror movie. The content is extreme (murder, suicide, drug use, and a do-it-yourself abortion), but its message is mostly positive. Hollywood Vampyr depicts the goth subculture both positively and negatively. Some characters see the goth lifestyle as an expression of personal freedom. Others see it as a way to act out their self-destructive impulses.

I’m not sure if Hollywood Vampyr’s depiction of goths is authentic. However, the movie’s dialogue certainly isn’t. The characters have philosophical debates about the world and their place in it, but their wordy dialogue often doesn’t make sense. The result sounds silly and pretentious, and makes the movie difficult to follow.

There is a pretty hot blood drinking scene between two men.

Rating: 4/10 Shrunken Heads. Hollywood Vampyr features a head shop called Retail Slut.

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