Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores, aka the Butcher Brothers, first appeared on the scene with The Hamiltons in 2006 when the movie was selected to be part of the After Dark Horror Fest. Now, I have not seen that film, but I have seen their follow up, The Violent Kind, a very strange genre bending film that needs to be seen to be believed. With that said, that movie was good enough to make this directing duo one to keep an eye on. They have returned with The Thompsons, a sequel to their debut.
I know that this is a sequel to The Hamiltons, which I have not seen, but fortunately I read that prior knowledge is not a requirement for this outing. This turned out to be accurate as The Thompsons takes some time to catch us up to speed with who these people are and how they came to be where they are at the outset of our tale.
As The Thompsons gets underway through a sequence of stutter starts (annoying method where the story begins only for them to say "Wait, let me start from the beginning" or "But that's not how I ended up here"), we are introduced to Francis (Corey Knauf) and he is trapped in a box. It is from this boxed position that he begins to tell our tale via voice over, a tool visited frequently throughout the film. He tells of an incident where the family's secret, that they are day walking, bloodsucking vampires, is exposed leaving them on the run. He is in England looking for others of their kind, hoping for some sort of help for him and his siblings.
Now, here is where things get a little tricky in terms of plot description. While Francis is looking for other vampires for help, it seems there are some out there that are not exactly keen on giving it. Things go south and Francis and the family is headed into a trap.