negative space/sov interiors are dreamy
A few hours later he changes his mind and sends his resident zombie to go fetch her. While in route the girl has prophetic dream where she's kidnapped by the zombie and he carries her to her vampire wedding. In the dream her Mom is there, standing side by side with the zombie. They wed and have a long softcore sex scene in front of the fire. Almost painfully long. We get it, they're doing it.
She wakes up and then the actual abduction occurs. He doesn't carry her down the aisle, but back to the apartment to be chained up. The vampire doesn't want to eat her, just keep as a trophy I guess. He sends zombie back out to fetch her roommate to eat. After this there are several sequences where the zombie brings women, they struggle, apartment vampire man turns them into vampiresses and they attack Christine. The zombie steps in, kills the vampiresses and then all juiced up, goes after Christine. Finally, Vampire Dreamboat decides to show up and punishes the zombie. Where were you five minutes ago, dude? This is repeated three times with different ladies, including her Mom.
Awkward Death Pose
Strangely, I ended up seeing these three W.A.V.E. films in order from favorite to least. Not to say that Vampire Brides wasn't enjoyable, but the previous two were between 30 - 45 minutes, which is just right for these films. At an unnecessary 80 minutes, we were basically re-enacting very similar scenes like that Vampire Bride shuffle I just mentioned. The score had superb low-fi synth vibes and carried the movie along nicely. Vampire Brides is the earliest of the three, it was nice seeing W.A.V.E. in it's Genesis operating very much like a typical SOV horror movie of it's day. I suspect this pre-dates it's reputation as a fetish film company.
A few things worth noting...
I hadn't really been paying attention to actors names up until this point. The actor, Dave Castiglione, who plays the vampire in 1994 is also the possessed son in law in Blood Sacrifice eighteen years later in 2012. Nice to see a familiar face!
But really I think we all know who the real star of W.A.V.E. Productions. The most reliable mainstay of this fine New Jersey enterprise...
Gary Whitson's brown plaid couch.
Here it is in a different scene/different "location". Or the love seat companion? Either way, this paragon of upholstered treasure is a pièce de résistance!
Here it is again in Blood Sacrifice from 2012 but I have reason to believe this scene was filmed much earlier. That actor, also in Vampire Brides, is close to the same age here. I suspect abandoned footage from the 90's was recycled. It would make sense that the same couch would be present and accessible. I didn't notice it in Eaten Alive so I wondered if perhaps Gary retired his faithful prop/s. I was doing a bit of shopping on the website and noticed this...
One of his most recent films, Bikini Girl Maid Service from 2015, there it is in all it's shabby earthtone glory. You KNOW I will be reporting all future sightings!
That about covers my W.A.V.E. RAVE! Until of course I receive the movies I just ordered!! This has been an exciting week of discovery, again I encourage anyone whose enjoyed these past three reviews to check out their website.
Until next time!