Putting this in context, I had this recorded to watch and never got around to it. Then I was approached on Facebook and asked if I had ever looked at the film as either an Honourable Mention or a ‘Vamp or Not?’ The gentle prompt had me looking at the film and, in honesty, I think I could actually head straight to a review of this but I like the idea of the ‘Vamp or Not?’ as an exploration of what they did with their lore seems proper.
The story is being told by Homer (played old by Perry Long and young by Randal Edwards, Lost Girl) who is recording the lost chapter of the Odyssey… strangely as, in this, Homer is travelling with Odysseus (Arnold Vosloo) and bleats on about recording everything and so why this chapter is lost is perplexing. We will return to old Homer at the end of this discussion.
|Arnold Vosloo as Odysseus|
Be that as it may, the ship is going close to the Sirens and Odysseus orders his men to put wax in their ears, to protect them from the Siren’s song, unfortunately there isn’t quite enough wax and he has himself lashed to the mast. The song begins but Odysseus realises they are under attack by winged bat-like creatures and orders himself unlashed (how did anyone hear his order?), they fight and then the ship wrecks.
|Eurylochus and Christos|
|healing the wounded|
|revealed as Persephone|
|pit of blood lure|
|risen as a vampire|
Perimedes is, clearly, a vampire – seen in the dying embers of the film. As for the creatures they are certainly vampiric, and I would say another species version of a vampire. They can pass their natural state on as a curse and are described as undead. This is definitely Vamp.
The imdb page is here.