Since the birth of the horror genre, vampires and horny couples getting lost in the woods have been the main staple of making a scary film. Writer and director John R. Hand utilizes both these attributes in the independent film “Forest of the Vampire.”
Tina (Destiny Baldwin) and Lisa (Stevie Marceaux) want to go on a hike at Enchanted Rock in Brier Lake Nature Preserve and they force their reluctant boyfriends Jim (Joe De Luca) and Rex (Ian Pala) to go along. The two couples enter the domain of the damned which has been taken over by the head vampire and his slave vampire. The two feed off hikers and once the blood is drained, the living become the living dead.
Small sub plots, like Lisa getting pregnant from another man and a creepy roadside stop aren’t enough to hold “Forest of the Vampire” together. There is a psychedelic plot twist for the ending with horrible computer-generated graphics and not enough dialogue to fill the 90 minutes. Add bad acting, over acting and no passion, you will be ready for the head vampire to come sink his teeth into your neck and rid you from the boredom of “Forest of the Vampire.”