Directors: James Spanos
Writers: James Spanos
Review by: Bob Doto
Rating: 5 out of 10
I had high hopes for Jim Spanos’ Maidenhead. The trailer was great. The poster was eerily quaint. The lead, Martin, (played by Aj Bowen) was in The Signal, a film that gets a lot of good press around here. I thought this was going to be a done deal, since, to me everything about Maidenhead is amazing, wonderful, and engaging. Everything, that is, except for the film itself.
Maidenhead is a mopey lounge music backed tale of a sorry daddy’s boy who drains pints of blood from conked out virgins in order to satiate the cravings of his bed-ridden vampiric father. Sound’s crazy, right? Sure, but in the end this wacky wild zany storyline isn’t enough to keep the film from being straight up boring. I mean, like, I-was-falling-asleep boring.
NYC Horror Ff 09: Review of Maidenhead