Synopsis: In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form.
Production: Lionsgate
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
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98 min


Transcribed by:
Anreith, NightCrawler

"Daytime fill-up available"

"The outbreak 10 years on.

Special report"

"German blood

substitute fails."

Let's be clear

about this.

Humans were offered

a chance to assimilate

but they refused.

Therefore, they are enemies

of the state and will be

captured and farmed for

blood supply.

It's a disgrace that we

have reduced human

beings to mere vessels

for blood supply.

We should be focusing on

finding a blood substitute...

We always come back to

the magic potion solution.

Where is it?

"Starving. Need blood"

With little or no population

remaining to sustain industry

other Third World countries

throughout Asia have also...

"Serving 20% blood"


All the material in this

meeting is classified


Death row inmate 4705-B

was a vampire selected

for a month long study

on the effects of

blood deprivation.


A complete lack of human

blood over this period

resulted in a massive

deterioration of the

frontal lobe.

First signs of physical

deformities began with

elongated ears. Mental

functions such as logic,

emotion, most parts of

speech then terminated

much faster than you or

your team originally

speculated, Dr. Dalton.

Out on the streets these

creatures, these subsiders,

are becoming a real problem.

Gentlemen, we are starving.

Our latest statistics show

that less than 5% of the

human population remains.

What we're talking

about is the extinction

of the human race.

What we're talking about

is only having enough blood

to sustain our population

until the end of the month.

If a blood substitute

is not found immediately

this will happen to all of us.


Enjoy your coffee, Sir.

Did I ever tell you about

my daughter Alison?

In early 2008 I was

diagnosed with Sarcoma.

The shock of finding out

I had cancer was one thing,

but having to tell

my daughter...

She was devastated.

I prayed for a miracle,

but was realistic.

And then the

world changed.

My prayers were answered.

Immortality gave

me my cure.

My daughter and I now

had all the time in the world.

But she saw this

evolution as a disease,

worse than any cancer.

She refused to turn.

I was a monster to her.

She ran, like so many did.

No, we are blessed, Edward.


And you have to stare

death in the face

to truly know that.

We are not ready

yet, Mr. Bromley.

Not a coffee drinker?

Not really.

You pity the humans,

don't you?

Well, me too.

Me too.

These are desperate

times, Edward.

We must start testing

the blood substitute.

It is the only way to

help the human race.

He wants us to move

ahead again, doesn't he?



Is there any change?

Hembicillin CBC and a

biochemical panel.

All stable.

The substitute is working.

It's time to move

beyond animal testing.

You know the Vernon

Park Cemetery was

raided by a bunch

of kids last night.

They dug up a dozen

graves thinking

they'd find some

human blood.

It's nuts out there.

Now private, you may

feel a slight increase

in body temperature.

That's just the Hembicillin

entering your system,

it's to be expected.

Yes, Sir.

- How do you feel?

- No change, Sir.

Slightly more accelerated

than anticipated but...

you're fine.


- Okay, how do you feel?

- I feel fine, Si...


Come on!

Violent scenes in London

today, as police clashed

with protesters over

the controversial

new blood rationing schemes.

Demonstrators argue

that the blood allowances

are too strict and that

government bodies are

failing in their promise

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