Film Review: Red Snow

Olivia hiding behind a tree

Given the antics of someone like Vlad the Impaler, it seems strange that vampires have become sexy. Indeed, it’s hard to pin an exact date when these blood-thirsty abominable creatures morphed into tall brooding member of the aristocracy. However, it’s likely that Byron, as usual, was at least partly to blame. Today, there are millions of fans still obsessed with the likes of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries or Buffy. One such fangirl gets more than she bargained for when a visitor arrives in Red Snow.

Olivia (Dennice Cisneros) is obsessed with vampires. So much so, that she’s attempting to write a romance novel centred around them. This obsession leaves little time for normal life concerns, so she’s spending Christmas alone in a snowbound cabin near Lake Tahoe with just a stack of rejection letters for company. When she rescues an injured bat, her life changes forever.

Red Snow is an oddity in many ways. You can tell that it’s constrained by budget and what action there is feels underwhelming, to say the least. However, the main focus of Sean Nichols Lynch’s satire is the writing, and this is where it’s so successful. Perfectly lampooning this kind of obsessive fandom and the tropes and clichés of vampyr mythology. Red Snow is a flawed but fun take on a well-trodden sub-genre.

Red Snow is released on digital download in the UK and Ireland on 6 December.

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