Red Snow review – vampire comedy spreads Christmas cheer not chills

This black comedy about an author of romantic vampire novels with an unexpected visitor is sucked dry of dramatic tensionHome Alone meets The Lost Boys in this trashy half-way entertaining Christmas vampire movie from director Sean Nichols Lynch; it’s a black comedy with some silly splattery gore.

Lynch makes the most of a limited budget and his self-aware script is sometimes genuinely funny, too.

Still, you wouldn’t exactly call it light of touch and the actors struggle a bit with the comic register.

Some scenes leave you wondering: is this intentionally naff or just a bit wooden?The setting is Lake Tahoe a couple of nights before Christmas.

Dennice Cisneros plays Olivia, an unpublished author of romantic vampire novels who lives alone; her kitchen drawer is stuffed full of rejection letters.

Any jobbing writer will sympathise with Olivia’s decision-making when she rescues a bat that turns

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