Movie Review – Bite Marks (2011)

Truck-driver Brewster takes over his missing brother’s delivery of a load of coffins to a funeral home. He picks up hitchhiking gay couple Cary and Vogel whose relationship is in trouble to help him stay awake but when his GPS leads them into a deserted junkyard, his truck breaks down, stranding them. NIght falls, and the coffins reveal blood-thirty vampires. Now the mismatched trio must barricade themselves in the cab of the truck and try to survive until dawn.

Director: Mark Bessenger
Writer: Mark Bessenger (screenplay)
Stars: Windham Beacham, David Alanson and Lou Cass

First time director Mark Bessenger takes a stab at this gay vampire comedy film that misses on all of its attempts at horror and comedy. On a shoestring budget, the film does not look that bad, but makes no sense. The story basically makes things up as it goes along. Regular vampire rules do not apply and some of the rules made up on the fly are made up for no particular reason except to progress the story further along.

As far as acting goes, I was sold on all three main leads, and as far as makeup goes, the vampires did actually look pretty good. The story was the killer (no pun intended) with this film.

The constant mentioning of current social networks also play out poorly because the constant reminders that they are trying to be hip get annoying very quickly.

The only positive to this film was a few mentions of some throwback horror films, but I could have that with any conversation with a friend and save myself the 84 minutes of pain that I had to endure.