After a drunk night out, Theresa (Arielle Hope) runs into a beautiful
woman (Pooya Mohseni) who takes her home with her, the two have sex ...
and then the woman bites Theresa in the neck and sucks her blood. She
first wants to leave her to die, but has a sudden change of heart and
gives her some of her own blood ...
Flash forward to about a month later: A dead body has been found in
Theresa's bath tub, but instead of being taken to the police, she's
brought to an "orientation center", where for the first time,
she's confronted with the fact that she's a vampire now - but given
permission to feed on humans as long as she follows certain rules - not
that Theresa wants to be a vampire of prey on humans, but she doesn't have
much choice there.
That same night, Theresa meets Allison (Sarah Schoofs), a fellow
vampire who has taken a liking in her and wants to mentor her regarding
her vampire lifestyle - but when Theresa learns Allison might only flirt
with her to make her ex Tony (Charles D. Lincoln) jealous, she just walks
away ... and runs right into said Tony, to quickly realize he's quite a
psycho, even for a vampire.
Ultimately, Allison takes Theresa to one of vampire mother Sakkara's
(Amy Jo Jackson) parties, where she introduces her to Miranda (Alyson
Danielczuk) blood bank program for vampires who really don't want to kill.
Theresa is thrilled, and soon she and Allison have sex - but there's
another side to the party as well, as about half of the guests are humans,
and the party's heavily guarded so the humans (as of yet oblivious to
their situation) can't escape ...
Theresa & Allison certainly is a film that puts a
new spin on the vampire genre, doing away with the hero/villain
dichotonomy that usually pervades the genre, instead having it set
entirely in the grey area between good and evil and populated by strong,
well fleshed-out and deeply conflicted characters with interesting
backstories. On a visual level, this movie has a gritty, arthouse vibe to
it with its long takes and often excentric colour scale, but there
definitely is enough violence, blood and nudity to give die-hard horror
fans what they want as well - just in the framework of a non-formulaic
story. And a solid cast only help to make this a very enjoyable and rather
unusual vampire movie.