Written by Scotty
What would you think if you actually found out that the things from your nightmares were actually real? Would you accept it and know that you were always right, or would you reject it and try to come up with some sort of reason behind what you have just found out? If you have strong enough beliefs that something is real, even when science has been telling you it is not, proving it wrong may be one of the most beneficial things to do, but would you really want to be able to prove that something so terrifying is actually roaming the streets outside?
There are unseen problems on the streets that nobody wants to see or believe exist, with the exception of a small band of hunters. The infamous Daywalker is moving from city to city trying to make these threats extinct, but his prey is better financed than he is and they are able to keep a step ahead. Although Blade is not deterred by this, he is trying to exact revenge on the species that killed his mother and made him what he is today. With the help of his longtime friend, Whistler, he is able to exploit some of the vices that the vampire population have shown over the years.
Deacon Frost is looking for power amongst the vampire ranks. With many of the newly turned infected in his towns looking up to him for what he provides, the pureblood counsel does not like what the young man is doing. Living in the shadows for thousands of years has worked for the society and they are afraid of change, but Frost is looking for something more, wanting to bring his race back into the lime light. Even though he is voted down by the elders, Frost will not stop until he gets what he wants and has a plan to make sure he will succeed. Gaining access to the archives, Frost finds an old legend that he could exploit and better yet, be a part of when he finds the secret behind the Blood God.
Doctor Karen Jenson is trying to live her life free of any distractions and after breaking up with her boyfriend that works in the same hospital, she finds that there is no escaping her past. As a cadaver is laid down on the table in front of her, she gets to witness firsthand what a vampire does. Although she does not believe this, she is saved by a stranger dressed in black and shown the seedy underworld that she had no idea existed. When trying to figure out what is happening around her, she finds out that she could be a key component for Blade and his battle against the blood sucking race that is hunting her down.
Blade follows a tormented hunter as he is trying to put an end to the sickness that turned him what he is today, a vampire hybrid. With the help of a longtime friend and a new one that he has saved from the vampire race, he finds out that there is trouble in the vampire ranks that could make them even more dangerous than before. As Deacon Frost is looking for power of his own in the ranks, he will never be accepted by the purebloods that run the nation since he was turned later in life. Wanting to prove them wrong and return his race to the top of the food chain, Frost spends his time in the archives and tries to find out if there is any truth to the prophecy that he has heard of for so many years. La Magra, the Blood God, could put an end to the differences between the purebloods and the newly turned and make all of the humans into the sheep they should justly be. When Blade and his team get word of this, they know they have to put an end to the aspiring leader, but it will be much more difficult as Frost has numbers on his side along with a special secret that he has been keeping from the hunter for many years. With the help of Doctor Jenson, Blade’s arsenal gets a little revamp, but when his hideout has been penetrated and he loses his best friend, Blade allows his emotions to take control and will stop at nothing to bring the all of the suck heads involved to justice.
This is the start of one of my favorite vampire series for many reasons, but mainly because it just grew with every film. Paying attention to the vampire rules, they are quick to point out what works and what are just myths, just so you do not get confused with what is going on. With a little bit of splatter, there is much more action than most horror movies provide, but I am still a firm believer that this is a horror movie and franchise since it is based on one of the foundations of the horror genre. I never pass up a chance to watch this movie when it comes on, since it gives much more than you would expect and I do believe that the storyline has withstood the sands of time, even with technology being brought into the mix. Working towards the next installment of this series is fun as you get to follow Blade to what you assume is Russia in the final credits, but for what, you will just have to wait and see. Stay Scared.