Demon Under Glass Reviews
After those two hours, my brain couldn't take the tedium any more, and I involuntarily fell asleep, missing the last scene that the entire film had apparently been leading up to.
I don't regret it, the sleep was far more entertaining.
The lot is this: a suave vampire has been captured and scientists examine him under tight security. The scientists force the vampire to undergo a series of experiments, some aggressive, to establish where myths end and reality starts. (Wasn't there a part a lot like this in the computer game Vampires: The Masquerade?)
So for the majority of the film we watch the different experiments being performed. It asks the question: if vampires were real how would they work? and they have some rather creative explanations prepared. Ever wonder what happens to all that blood vampires drink? and whether vampires ever need to go to the toilet? Well they answer those questions in this film. There's a lot of medical talk as well so it would be interesting to see what someone with medical expertise would have to say about it. Every so often a philosophical speech is given about life, evil and the like. Then of course a darker plot than just experiments is unveiled.
So I enjoyed this film and found the ideas in it to be original and entertaining. It is quite drawn out though especially when the scientists or police are talking amongst each other. Never the less it's still better than most low budget vampire films.
The idea of a intelligent vampire is brilliant and the plot of how the doctor pleads with the scientist to leave the vampire alone really shows how the "demon" isn't always the creature of the night.
It seems the reason this movie got such a bad rap was because its not for the stupid people. You have to be smart and socially aware to enjoy a movie like this.
Very underrated movie...4 out of 5
Upon further consideration, I'm bumping this up to a three-star rating. It's a low-budget film, but they achieved quite a bit with minimal sfx.