Decandant Evil

Ah, it’s the return of Charles Band and Full Moon! How exciting! Now, the question is, “Is it any good?” Well, let’s look at the official plot line: “A fallen foot tall Homunculus named Marvin (a part human/part reptile creature) is imprisoned in a birdcage by a vengeful lover who is bidding to become the world’s most powerful vampire.” Hmm, that’s the jist of it. And although the film is low-budget and short (it clocks in at about an hour, not including end credits), it’s actually… not that bad!? This isn’t a ‘classic’ horror film by any standards, BUT I did find it highly enjoyable. Why? Hot vampires. Bloody kills. Marvin – the half human/half reptile little puppet (god, I love Charles Band puppets!) Did I mention the hot chick vampires all work in a strip club? Well, at least Charles Band knows what to put in a movie to keep our attention. Let’s not forget a wonderful (and serious) performance from fan fave Phil Fondacaro. How can you not love Phil? In Decadent Evil, he plays Ivan, a Van Helsing-like vampire hunter, out for revenge after the death of his father. He steals the show in every scene he’s in. And then there’s the ending. This flick is worth it for that last scene. Again, not really a “great” film, but entertaining for anyone who was a long time fan of Full Moon vampire flicks.
Special Features: Ah, Charles Band invented the making-of featurette, damn it!!! Back in the day, whenever you’d watch a Full Moon VHS, you’d KNOW to wait until AFTER the feature to see the Videozone’s! This disc has a making-of featurette, a blooper reel, some trailer for their upcoming releases & weblinks. It’s not bad stuff, but it doesn’t have the same vibe of the old Videozone’s. Everything’s nice and short. The entire disc clocks in at 100 minutes. – robg.

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