The Thompsons 2012

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The Butcher Brothers' (Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores) vampire horror sequel to 'The Hamiltons' (2006) finds the family on the run and heading for England. Changing their name, and in need of a safe haven after the family's past transgressions, Francis (Cory Knauf) searches for, and eventually tracks down ancient vampire clan, the Stuarts, in the sleepy English town of Ludlow. While Stuart senior (Daniel O'Meara) and his wife (Selina Giles) initially extend a welcoming hand to the new arrivals, it's not long before the upper-class bloodsuckers reveal their true intentions.

Starring:
Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Henstridge
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DVD

The Thompsons

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 19 minutes
Starring Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Henstridge, Cory Knauf, Selina Giles, Joseph McKelheer, Samuel Child
Director The Butcher Brothers
Genres Drama, Horror
Studio LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 15 October 2012
Main languages English

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 May 2013
Format: DVD
This production combines grindhouse with "Twilight" style vampires and doesn't do either one well. The film opens up in Ludlow, England as Francis (Cory Knauf) is looking for distant relatives and provides the far too used first person narration. The scene flashes back to the US then takes us back to England for no other reason then to try to look clever.

Francis is a vampire-type person. He and his family are on the lam after going berserk in a desert diner, caught on film. The youngest brother Lenny (Ryan Hartwig) got shot in the chest. Exactly how this family who lived isolated, wanted by the law, dragging along a bloody kid with a shotgun wound to the chest, gets overseas (I don't think they had passports either) is a plot point not mentioned. They are seeking help, as their parents are dead and they don't know how to cope with this genetic vampire issue they lived with their whole life.

The family splits up and Francis goes to Ludlow looking for answers not realizing predators don't like their territory to be overcrowded with rival predators.

The film has its grindhouse moments, but then dies. As a "Twilight" type film, the writing was simply too bad. While I liked the basic plot outline, the details and execution lacked forethought and planning. It appears they slapped something together knowing the public will buy it depending on how they sell it, such as placing "Twilight" and Tarantino's name on the jacket. It is not that good. For what it's worth: Elizabeth Henstridge can act better than frequent Razzy nominee Kristen Stewart.

Parental guidance: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Katarina Gellin, Zoe Grisedale, Elizabeth Henstridge or body double) Three stars is a stretch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Yates on 1 Mar 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this modern vampire tale and sequel to The Hamiltons. It's a film which can stand alone though as you don't need to have seen the first film as there is plenty of explanation of the backstory to how our vampiric anti hero family manage end up in lovely old Ludlow looking for kindred spirits. A nice antidote to the twee rubbish of the twighlight saga and a proper vampire film to show the kids if they think K-stew and R-patz are the bees knees (actually if they think that, just beat them instead) - REVIEW UPDATE - I see someone gave my review a thumbs down but made no comment, I'm guessing someone didn't like my comments regarding the execrable twighlight saga. If my "beat your kids if they like twighlight" comment upset you, then that's awesome. It's a pity that Amazon don't sell a sense of humour, you could have added one to your wishlist.
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By p redfern on 16 Oct 2013
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it was ok but nothing special as Vampire movies go, wouldn't bother watching but it was cheap and past the time.
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