Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Forgotten Horror Moments: Lemora

Given that this is a special week of horror films, it only seems fitting to bring this segment back. Today I want to talk about the best scene in a so-so horror film that I reviewed quite a while back...
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
In a nutshell, the film is about a lady vampire who is immensely desiring to get a hold of a virginal young woman. She goes to the trouble of kidnapping her father and writing a letter in his name to lure the child to her location. This means that a fourteen (really eighteen) year-old girl is leaving her convent in the middle of the night to catch a bus...since I guess they don't run in the morning. This leads into the scene...

The young woman- naturally dressed in all white- is riding the bus at about 3am through a dark forest, with only the gruff driver for company. While going down a hill, the vehicle is besieged by a group of angry creatures. What kind? You never see, although you can infer that they are vampires. As part of the film's dream-like atmosphere, you never see the creatures in the darkness. Instead, you hear them yell, see their red eyes and see the whole bus shake from their assault.

Sadly, the rest of what follows is nowhere as good or as creepy. Even so, the movie is worth seeing just for this part.

Up next, a tribute to one of the best vampire attack scenes ever put on film. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, this is a vastly underrated movie moment that is surreal and jarring. Love it!