I seem to be coming across a few smaller, but good local movies lately. Last night I saw Perfect Creature on DVD with Rhi. Filmed predominately in Auckland, this movie has a great take on vampires that I have never seen explored before.
The main idea behind it, is that the church, or the brotherhood as it is called in the movie, is made up of vampires who are living in harmony with humankind as protectors of the species. However, there are no female vampires, and when one of the brotherhood starts attacking humans and drinking their blood directly, rather than drinking the blood donated to the church, things are thrown into turmoil and its up to a detective and the brotherhood to catch him.
I mentioned there are no female vampires, however, at the end of the movie this changes, but I won’t ruin it for you.
In my opinion, this movie was excellent! I believe it was directed by the director of the Lord of the Rings, and the quality of the movie was great. All of the acting was well done, and the time period was conveyed well. As it is set in an alternate dimension, we expect there to be similarities as well as differences, and this has been shown excellently!
I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good vampire movie. It is far from action based, but it does have some excellent action scenes as well. The special effects were not over the top, but they were very effective, and the theme of the movie was consistent the whole way through.