SPOILER: Family Blood: Elle (Vinessa Shaw) is a recovering addict, she moves to a new city with her children Kyle (Colin Ford) and Amy (Eloise Lushina). At an Addicts Anonymous Meeting she meets up with Christopher (James Ransone) who it turns out is a vampire. To “save” Elle from her traumas, Christopher turns her. Her children along with Kyle’s school friend Meegan (Ajiona Alexus) presume Elle has started using pills again. We then get to observe her dark descent.
Elle is unable to hold down food, even when she tries to take pills she immediately regurgitates them.Desperate she roams the night and eventually kills and exsanguinates a cat, later moving on to the pet’s owner. These vampires don’t fear crucifixes or garlic and prove rather hard to kill. They ask if they can come in, but they’re just being (sarcastically) polite, they don’t need an invitation.
Some convincing acting by Shaw, Ford and Alexus, good vampire attack scenes but the pace is uneven. Too much dreariness between the action sequences, at times I felt it was like Angela’s Ashes – with Vampires. 6/10. On Netflix.