“Never in all my eons have I seen a vampire exorcist!” That’s one of many unique lines of dialogue you’ll hear in Sanguin-X – Episode 1: “And a Vampire Shall Save Them…” And never in all my eons have I seen a heroine film with a protagonist who is both an exorcist and a vampire, but that’s the case here as Diana Knight plays Catrin, the lead heroine who resembles something like a mix between Emma Peel and Father Merrin from The Exorcist. In fact, the entire video feels like a mash-up of several films, mostly The Exorcist and Blade, but with a female protagonist. With the usual high production quality of Alex Bettinger, good performances, and lots of peril, the result is a very entertaining heroine peril video with a vampire/exorcist twist.
The film begins with a female victim of demonic possession (Tara Nicole), who appears to be too far gone for “regular” exorcists like Rifferus to be of any use, hence the need to contact Diana Knight’s Catrin to take care of the problem. Rifferus recruits a reluctant Catrin to apply her unique talents to the situation—talents which include wearing a sexy, skin-tight black leather outfit. They arrive, and Catrin begins to try to defeat the demon. Catrin has a brief encounter with the possessed girl, who reveals the big spoiler of the episode, that Catrin is indeed… a “vampire exorcist!” (I don’t think I’m giving anything away since this story development is listed in the story description on the Sanguin-X web site.)
Things seem to be going well enough until Catrin’s friend Rifferus suddenly becomes the victim of possession and fights Catrin. Since this is an Alex Bettinger production, you can probably guess where this is all going. And you’re right; Catrin (Diana Knight) ends up weakened, getting beaten up, undressed and sexually assaulted. She even has green goo smeared all over her exposed breasts. (I don’t believe this happened to Max Von Sydow in The Exorcist, but I’ll have to watch it again to make sure).
I won’t spoil how the episode ends, but I found it all really fun and entertaining. Episode 1 of Sanguin-X has the same production quality as Alex Bettinger’s superheroine and wrestling videos, but focuses on different types of characters and subject matter.
I like the vampire/exorcist idea and think it’s an interesting alternative to the usual superheroine offerings. So if you’re a fan of Superheroine World, Pro Style Fantasies, and Diana Knight (particularly Diana Knight on the receiving end of punishment), you should check out Sanguin-X – Episode 1.