What an absolute turkey and by far the lowest point in Lindsay Lohan's rather disorderly acting career. I'm guessing she needed to eat when she signed on to this steaming pile because "Among the Shadows" makes one of her most hated films "I Know Who Killed Me" look like a cinematic masterpiece.
The plot - which is mainly political - is so poorly written that it is hard to follow. The scenes have no flow at all and the whole movie feels like a bunch of random scenes poorly strung together. Because of the terrible script it makes a very tedious and boring viewing, making 90 minutes feel a lot longer than it actually is. As for the vampires and werewolves...well, they are heavily underused and thrown into the mix for no real reason.
The fight scenes, shocking CGI, editing and directing are awful and reminiscent of a no-budget student film. The scenes with the joggers...were they a joke? The extras were so bad - and they did the same scene twice! There's an abundance of quick cuts, shaky-cam and bad edits prominent throughout this whole mess. The horrific acting from the mostly unknown cast and overuse of narration from the lead actress just make the film even more insufferable than it already is.
I'll make my last point about Lohan. A truly bad performance from a once promising young actress. And despite being heavily featured in all the promotional material, she isn't even the lead. There's even times where she is replaced with an obvious stand-in (problems on set?) or not even sharing the scene with her co-stars. The very first "talking heads" scene with the lead actress and Lohan - clearly neither are in the same room and it's painful to watch.
Review by Slasher_Guy from the Internet Movie Database.