Temptation in Empire Magazine
“Probably pick of this little coven is Catherine Taylor’s Temptation, a female-skewing, London-set story of a ladette (Caroline Haines) saved from a rapist minicab driver by a glam, moody vampire (Rachel Waters). It has more lipgloss lesbian fang-flashers, but offers a reasonable blend of chills and charm”. (Kim Newman, Empire Magazine, January 2011)
Interview in Underbelly
From Underbelly, July 2010, click link to read whole interview.
From Rogue Cinema, June 2010.
From Horror Society, May 2010.
From Fangoria Magazine, April 2010.
“That it could all go wrong makes it all the more impressive when a first-time director has a success, as with the case of Catherine Taylor and her film TEMPTATION. In addition to this being her first film, TEMPTATION also takes on the incredibly popular vampire genre. Rather than wallowing in genre convention or latching on to popular themes, Taylor is both impressive and admirable in her ability to craft something new from familiar subjects. TEMPATION will soon be available on DVD from Vicious Circle films… Fans of classic vampire cinema will find a lot to like in the film as it deftly avoids what have become the major clichés of the genre: emo teens, rampant nudity, and gore for the sake of gore. TEMPTATION is an entertaining and interesting film that bodes well for director Catherine Taylor’s future.”
From Film Fanaddict
“Temptation can be added to the far too short list of compelling and exciting vampire movies.” Horror Year Book
“I’ve never been into the vampire sub-genre at all; not even staples like “Near Dark” or “From Dawn Till Dusk”. So I already had some preconceived notions before I played Vicious Circle’s recently acquired UK independent film “Temptation” since the artwork used for the movie seems to indicate that it’s another one of those late night cable titty-flicks. Thankfully, what I actually got was an intelligent character based drama tale that is more in the vein of the French erotic-horror movies from the 70′s… It’s nice to see something different for a change and in the case of this movie, to me; it really did seem to tap into that vein of erotic-horror movies from the 70′s from directors like Jean Rollin. With its focus on the characters, attention to the aesthetics of the movie (some really nice cinematography for DV), and even though I didn’t mention it earlier, the story. One of the big reasons why I thought “Temptation” touched on those movies is that the movie looks and feels like an adult fairy tale.” FilmBizarro
A MAN ALONE
From The East London Advertiser, November 2009
From Arts London News, December 2009.