Yes, you read that title correctly Dear Readers. It has been widely reported that an Embrace of the Vampire remake is in the works courtesy of CineTel Films, and honestly I can’t help but think “WTF?! Why?” This old 90s flick is pretty well known and it’s not because of superb acting or a riveting plot, it’s because Alyssa Milano is naked for a good chunk of the film. That is its only claim to fame – frequent nudity.
The 1995 original best remembered for the pre-Charmed Alyssa Milano and her totally bare breasts as Charlotte, a wholesome Catholic schoolgirl whose virginity is threatened by the emergence of a vampire (Martin Kemp) who believes her to be the reincarnation of his long-dead love. The vampire will only be able to retain his powers of eternal life if he can seduce Charlotte before she turns 18 – which only gives him three days. To weaken Charlotte’s resolve, the vampire sends her naughty dreams and also arranges for Sarah (Charlotte Lewis) to introduce her to the pleasures of lesbianism.
Yeah, it’s not the most brilliant of plots. I really wonder why CineTel Films is remaking Embrace of the Vampire. But then they are the same folks that remade I Spit on Your Grave, so maybe they just like remaking bad old movies into even worse movies.
So far there isn’t any other news on this project beyond the concept art pictured on the right and the following brief synopsis, which sounds almost identical to the original: “Charlotte is a timid and sheltered girl trying to forget her past. But she’ll soon discover that her future and her past are forever linked to a dark and dangerous truth.” Sounds like the same movie to me. All CineTel needs now is a hot young actress to strip down and participate in some naughty girl on girl action and we’ll have the same exact movie.
What are your thoughts on this Embrace of the Vampire remake? Are you excited about a new sexy vampire movie? Or do you think that this old film should have stayed forever buried?