Razor Blade Smile
|Razor Blade Smile|
Official Teaser Poster
|Directed by||Jake West|
|Written by||Jake West|
|Music by||Richard Wells|
|Editing by||Jake West|
Eye Deal Image
|Distributed by||Palm Pictures|
|Release dates||19 September 1998|
|Running time||102 minutes|
150 years ago, Lilith Silver is mortally wounded as she attempts to avenge the dueling death of her lover by Sir Sethane Blake. Enamored by her spirit, Sir Sethane reveals himself to be a vampire and grants Lilith the gift (and curse) of eternal life as a vampire. Today, Lilith moves through the city as a contract killer hired to eliminate all members of the mysterious and evil Masonic "Illuminati" sect, the leader of which, not coincidentally, is Sir Sethane. Clad in black latex and armed with a coffin full of weaponry, the vampiric hitwoman hunts down her targets while the police close in on her trail, desperate to end the carnage.
- Eileen Daly as Lilith Silver
- Christopher Adamson as Sethane Blake
- Jonathan Coote as Detective Inspector Price
- Kevin Howarth as Platinum
- David Warbeck as The Horror Movie Man
- Heidi James as Ariauna
- Isabel Brook as Silk
- Louisa Moore as Celeste
- Jennifer Guy as Cindy Arnold
- Bradley Lavelle as The Chill Pilgrim
- Peter Godwin as Illuminati Conspirator
- Scott Bennett as Guard 1 - Max
Much of this film was shot in Jake West's parents' house and near some rock formations in Tunbridge Wells. Also featured is a Goth bar in Hampstead, London called Transilvania. The lead character in the film is a vampire assassin called Lilith Silver played by actress Eileen Daly. Razorblade Smile was Heidi James' first and last film appearance. Although she had no intention of embarking on an acting career, she was given the role of Ariauna following a brief relationship with director Jake west.
The film premiered on 19 September 1998 at Fantastisk Film Festival Lund and was released in the UK as part of the Raindance Film Festival on 22 October 1998. According to the DVD commentary it is probably the lowest budget film ever to receive a cinema release in the UK. It has a production budget of £12,000 and post-production budget of £8,000. Totaling a budget of approximately £20,000. The DVD is distributed by Manga Entertainment Ltd.
- Films Synopsis
- "British Vampire Flick 'Razor Blade Smile' Wins Top Honors at B-Movie Film Festival", b-movie.com, 31 August 1999. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
- Box office/business at imdb.com