The Caretaker (2012) (DVD Review)
Director: Tom Conyers
Where to get it: MVD
As a wave of vampirism sweeps the world, a small but discordant group hole up in a country mansion in Victoria, Australia. A vampire, who has also occupied the mansion, offers them a deal: if they protect him from humans during the day, he’ll protect them from other vampires at night. So begins an uneasy alliance which soon threatens to fall apart.
Sometimes you get films that like to mix two sub-genres together and every now and again that works. Of course you have other times when that doesn’t seem to work as well and I believe The Caretaker does fall a little short of what it was aiming to do. Basically what they did here was make vampires zombies. This time around there’s a virus in the air and if you get it you are turned, but not into a zombie like you expect with this sorta thing it’s a vampire this time. We then have vampires act exactly like a person in other films that were turned into zombies or infected would act and it kind of kills the vampire mystic at the end of the day.
The characters aren’t horrible at all, but the gore is CGI or mostly off-screen. It does try to introduce new stuff into the mix but most miss the target overall. I always like when people try something different but this can be proof that things don’t always work out for the best when something new is tried. But if the idea of a group of newly turned vampires acting like zombies do interest you then by all means give it a go. I just don’t think you’ll find it all that memorable once all is said and done.
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