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About the Movie
After having his true love Toby snatched from his arms and dragged into hell's realm, Lucas followed in vain searching and fighting his way through the demonic hordes in the underworld. A year later, Lucas is summoned back to earth by his immortal friend Mikal to help stop Lilith, the Queen Mother of the Vampires, and her devilish plan to create a master vampire race using students from an esteemed college. With the help of a powerful witch and her coven, Lucas continues his search for his immortal lover Toby along with trying to stop Lilith’s evil plan.
Took Long Enough! Worth the wait!
So, in enjoying this movie I definitely recognize the barely shoestring budget, and it's hold backs. But when I get past that I see a really well told story. There aren't a lot of SciFi/Fantasy movies with gay leads and I think this one far out weighs other attempts at gay vampire movies (i.e. Vampire Boyz). This is a sequel to Vampires: Brighter in Darkness, which is equally low budget and campy in its own right, but not so campy that you are distracted from the story and the history of these characters. If you enjoy a good vampire story, put this one, and its predecessor, on your list.
A common conciet among many is that genre films just aren't ambitious anymore, they stick to the same formula and offer nothing fresh in world building. This fim easily has more ambition in it's blood and marrow than 90%+ of genre films made nowadays. While the story of 'Vampires: Lucas Rising' of titular hero Lucas Delmore finding his lost love Toby sound generic; director Jason Davitt's infusion of mythology and human character beats keep fresh blood pumping through the veins of this vampiric love story. Accurately classified as 'microbudget' "Vampires: Lucas Rising" is a solid calling card for Davitt and his cast and proof positive that solid storytelling keeps the viewer engaged versus use of effects.