AEON: THE LAST VAMPYRE ON EARTH *** U.S.A. 2013 95 mins Dir : Daniel Falicki

Catherine Murnau is fleeing from an unknown cataclysmic event her only hope is to find somewhere safe to survive. Where she finds herself is trapped in an abandoned warehouse where her only company is a vampire who speaks constantly about the ‘maggots’ of the Earth known as humanity.
As the vampire tells Catherine about the human history that has been forgotten she has a choice of whether to stay with the vampire or risk the unknown outside. Ultimately this is a two person film with the vampire (Daniel Falicki) and Catherine (April Basile) in a dialogue heavy encounter. What works is that the film is set entirely in one location with the vampire belittling human civilization and Catherine’s God. Both actors are great in their respective roles with Daniel Falicki getting the most praise as the vampire. Sure the special effects aren’t great but in this melodramatic horror is it really about the gore? Stick with the film through its 20 minute non-dialogue opening as you will be pleasantly surprised with what is to follow.

Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins

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