I haven't read the visual novel and have heard the movie deviates somewhat in its portrayal of the vampires, but I really enjoyed how they were portrayed in this movie. It was original, and intriguing to imagine their origin.
This is more of a survival movie than horror, the vampires being more or less man-eating animals. Much like Stephen King's The Mist, it works its cast of characters very well. Some of the roles seem sort of like tropes, such…
First of all, I would encourage people curious about the movie to watch it as it's very difficult to review without mildly spoiling some unexpected bits.
Red State is extremely confrontational and somewhat disquieting. Some will say it changes focus and is unsure what kind of movie it wants to be, but I appreciated the unexpected turns and it kept me on my toes. Michael Parks delivered a minblowing performance, and I can't honestly say any other actors brought it…
Intense but lighthearted, entertaining, great acting, believable character actions and reactions, great makeup and puppetwork, good stunt work, hot nudity with Linnea Quigley, cute scream queens with Jewel Shepard and Beverly Randolph. Can't believe I didn't watch this before now.