Director(s) – Phoebe Dollar and Rolfe Kanefsky (The Black Room, Party Bus to Hell)
Starring – Catherine Annette (Supershark, Noobz), Phoebe Dollar (Werewolf in a Women’s Prison, Orgy of the Damned), and Robert Donavan (Paranormal Sexperiments, Cheerleader Massacre 2)
Release Date – 2018
Rating – 1/5
I recently had a metal horror film marathon when I decided it was time to finally check out the 1995 S.O.V. Todd Jason Cook flick Death Metal Zombies. It was one that was on my radar for some time that I never had the chance to check out. I decided to follow that up with a few more metal inspired horror flicks.
I checked out the surprisingly entertaining Death Rot before moving on to the Lemmy Kilmister lead vampire film Sunset Society. Sunset Society was one sent to me for review from the folks over at MVD. I’m a huge Motorhead fan so I couldn’t wait to check it out. Thank you MVD for sending this one my way.
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows a secret society of vampires known as the Sunset Society who is tasked with keeping vampires a secret from the human world. When news of a DVD consisting of footage of actual vampires is announced the society springs into action to track it down before their nighttime world is revealed to the masses.**Spoiler Alert**
This was a film I was really curious about. The late rock icon Lemmy is plastered all over the cover and promotional artwork for this. Knowing the horror business and how cameos get glorified on the promo material I was curious how little screen time he would have. Sadly, the film went the route I was afraid it would.
The acting in this one is far from perfect. Some of the scenes have some of the most underwhelming performances I have ever seen in an indie production. I’m used to seeing a cast with no experience give their performance everything they have and then some but it’s rare that we get a solid cast that delivers some of the most boring performances ever to grace video.
The story for this one feels like it was tossed together as the filming progressed. The scenes revolving around Lemmy you can tell were filmed at a different time with a different camera that was lacking in quality. We then get the remainder of the film that wraps around those segments. I suspect that they filmed Lemmy’s scenes and then made the movie around what they had after he passed. It is very boring and not very consistent.
Finally, This film has your typical vampire related films but there was a few scenes with some great gore and this has one of the best sex scenes in a horror movie that I have ever seen. It truly has to be seen to be believed. Overall, Sunset Society was a huge disappoint. There is one scene that I think everyone should see but other than that this is one of those you should skip. Wal-Mart horror at it’s finest.