Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review of Cult Classic "Kindred: The Embraced"

If this cult classic sounds like it could be similar to True Blood, because vampires live among humans, it's not. In fact, "Kindred: The Embraced" has a lot more in common with Superman than than with many vampire flicks. 

Prince of the City, Vampire  Julian Luna
While some reviews describe this movie as "dark," anyone who has watched truly dark films like 30 Days of Night would scoff at that. I'd describe it as mildly "dusk" for an urban vampire fiction.


In "Kindred: the Embraced," a clan of vampires living in San Francisco (USA) begin to assimilate into everyday human life and masquerade as humans to avoid eliciting a war with fearful mortals. 

That's when Human Police Detective Frank Kohanek (C. Thomas Howell) mistakes the vampire clan leader for a powerful human mobsters. He begins investigating Julian Luna (Mark Frankel) and what he learns makes him feel very uneasy. 

Not only is Julian is a powerful vampire, but the detective also learns the city is genuinely infested with the un-dead: vampires, werewolves, and extremely naive teenagers. 

Fortunately, Julian rules over five vampire clans, collectively called "The Kindred," with poise, prestige, and power. For the most part, the vampires respect his laws, so order is maintained in the city. Because of this, the cop and vampire begin to collaborate in order to prevent any municipal disasters. 

Enter Reporter Caitlin Byrne (Kelly Rutherford), who is very similar to Lois Lane of Superman fame in the manner that Caitlin seems just as clueless about Julian being a vampire as Lois was about Clark Kent being Superman.
Human Detective Frank Kohanek 

Rated "worth watching." There's rebellious werewolves, naive teenagers, and eye candy galore.

Kindred: the Embraced is an American television series that lasted 8 episodes.
Last check, "Kindred: The Embraced" was available for on-line streaming. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/27776?ref=SunTigerMOJOhttp://vampirereview.blogspot.com

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