Club Vampire is an auspicious debut for Andy Ruben in that the lack of talent on display has condemned it as his first and last film. It is an abysmally directed, edited and acted film. There are frequently times when one is unsure whether the film is being played as farce or just badly acted in particular, whenever the three members of the vampire club appear on screen. One scene where Marriam Parris rips out John Savages tongue is played as comedy and the tone, thanks to the atrocious acting and flat direction, comes out akin to the forced attempts at conversational banter that occur in a porn film.
Andy Ruben occasionally throws in wry lines that in a better directed film could have made for a good running flip undercurrent. Unfortunately, most of these are being uttered by John Savage who gives an unbelievably bad performance. Savage is usually a solid if unremarkable trouper in B action films. The part here needed to be played either as something gloomily haunted or dark and magnetically sympathetic but John Savage plays it a with a bizarre series of facial grimaces and craven whimpers that make you think the character is imbecilic.
This was Andy Rubens one and only directorial outing. He has subsequently become a film school teacher.
(Winner in this sites Worst Films of 1997 list).