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Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, your first clue should be Gary Busey

  • Jan 14, 2004
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Once there were two friends, Jack Frost & Nat McKenzie. Just like best buds do, they did everything together, including joining the Armed Services. This gig flashes between the battle fields of Afghanistan in the late 1980's to the current day turf of L.A., I think it’s L.A. As it turns out, Nate gets bitten on the arm in Afghanistan by a rebel soldier, who apparently is a vampire. However Jack Frost, like a good bud would, leads the story as the head vampire in later days. I don’t know, they didn’t tell and I didn’t ask.

It opens with psychic (?) Micah (Gary Busey), who is blind, investigating the most recent killing in L.A. and the lack of blood in or around the body. His ominous statement, then and throughout the movie, is “Get in touch with Jack Frost”. The balance of the movie flits between Micah standing over dead bodies and making the aforementioned statement (he seldom says anything else) and the battle fields.

Once they get that war stuff out of their belt, it does move on to the ‘horror’ aspect of the film, or at least what they interpret as horror. The true horror is that they found someone to produce the tripe and back the deal.

Overall it’s a fairly lame movie, the acting is horrible. The battle scenes could have been staged in my back yard with Tonka┬« toys and a hand held camera. I’ve seen more action when I call my cats to dinner. And they act better too.

As a horror film it falls so short you are wondering just how these people got jobs and as an action film it’s like a Smurf movie gone bad. As far as the script, I’ve read much better writing here on Epinions.

This was written and directed by Kevin VanHook. Jeff Manzanares plays Jack Frost and Charles Lister is Nat McKenzie. Gary Busey is just Gary Busey, I think he is playing himself in the movie. You could feel sorry for him for this abysmal movie but he elected to be in it, so he’s on his own.


P.S. I don't know where they got the picture for the video cover but it ain't from this movie kids


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Two mercenaries, best of friends, are hired by the United States Government to 'take care' of assignments that are too dirty for the regular agencies. However, on their latest mission Jack Frost gets attacked by what the locals refer to as a 'vampire demon.' His friend Nat, believing that Jack has been killed, goes out to find the truth and avenge his friend's death. He finds Jack, and Jack is still alive, kind of, but now he's an evil vampire, and the two friends are forced to fight it out till the end. Starring Gary Busey (THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY).
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Release Date: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
DVD Release Date: Tva Films (October 25, 2007)
Runtime: 1hr 32min

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