Runtime: 90 minutes
Vampyre Nation is the UK title of True Bloodthirst. Shown in the UK on SyFy channel, this is probably one of those movies that everyone overlooks because its on SyFy. How wrong those people are. I found this movie highly enjoyable.
Vampyre Nation is set in the not too distant future in Romania. Due to a synthetic blood that has been created, Vampires and Humans are finally able to co-exist. Slowly, more and more vampires are appearing, and the human population diminishing.
Andrew Lee Potts (from Syfy's Alice) plays Harker, a vampire hunter. He and a fellow hunter are in prison, when the Romanian government call upon him and his team for assistance against a new strain of vampire. One that kills both humans and vampires. I loved the character of Harker, I found him to arrogant yet confident. Potts managed to pull off the character perfectly. The only issue I would have was that Potts had some difficulty in keeping the required accent throughout the movie. I found that his original british accent kept slipping back in places. It wasn't that bad, that it put me off the movie though.
Neil Jackson (from various TV programs) played the government official, Derricks. He was the one who enlisted the help of Harker and his team. Jackson put on a good show too.
The director Todor Chapkanov has directed a number of TV movies before releasing this one. My main concern with this movie is the change of titles. Not only was it given a different title in nearly every country it was released in, but the title was changed quite a few times before they settled on this one.