Written by Old Bluffer 25th Nov 2007
Iris is a grotesque goth girl vampire whose ear-bleedingly high pitched screams made us think she must be related to Dakota Fanning.
She is well placed within the hunting pack and seems to be a particular favourite of Marlow. This is probably because she is one of the most ruthlessly bloodthirsty of them (which in this film really is saying something) rather than being a hot babe (which she is not).
So, it is no great surprise that as the pack hunt Eben, she is at the forefront of the chase.
Eben has gone on a poorly thought-out one man mission to try and locate his gran's secret marijuana growing facility. It's not the weed that he's after though, but her UV lights. The hope is that these will be useful against the vampires, although the humans only have popular legend (and the fact that the town was attacked at night) to back this up. Eben does manage to locate the light, and even rig it up to a generator. He is now trapped in the shack, with a mob of vampires outside. If the light doesn't work he's barely going to have time to be embarassed before they kill him.
Iris bursts into the room, and he turns the light on her. Luckily for him, the effect is immediate, with half of her face reacting as if it were a slice of bacon thrown onto a red hot coal.
Iris falls back screaming, buying Eben a small amount of time to realise that he's sacrificed his life for a limited use weapon. Sure enough, the vampires cut off his electricity and he faces certain death. He is about to be saved though, in Blaze-of-Glory fashion, by Beau Brower.
Later on, we see Marlow above Iris's pain wracked body. Her burned face is like cracked charcoal, and she is certainly dying.
It is now that we get perhaps the most telling insight into the vampire's philosophy, as Marlow hisses:
We surmise from this that the vampires lair must be quite short on fine porcelein and glassware, and also that Iris is about to get slaughtered.
Marlow does this by tenderly ripping her throat out - this assault on Barrow is proving more costly than he'd anticipated.