The Breed 2001

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The Breed ★★ 2001 (R)

Set in a noirish anytime, this horror film tells the story of an FBI agent Grant (a very stiff Woodbine), who starts out searching for a serial killer and ends up teamed with Aaron Grey (Paul), who turns out to be a vampire. Seems that the vampires who walk among us are ready to come out of the closet and join society, but a political dissident in the vampire ranks is trying to start a war…or is he? Could there be crosses and double crosses afoot? Grant, a black man, is less than thrilled at being teamed with a vampire, which results in not-too-subtle moral banter about racism and the Nazis to explain the vamps' fear of the humans and condemn the human sense of self preservation. It has moments of promise, but the poor acting and choppy editing and direction make everyone look uncomfortable amid the atmospheric scenery. 91m/C VHS, DVD . Adrian Paul, Bai Ling, Bokeem Woodbine, Zen Gesner, Jake Eberle; D: Michael Oblowitz; W: Christos N. Gage, Ruth Fletcher. VIDEO