Belgium director Vicnet Lannoo presents us with Vampires, a brand new take on the vampire genre which actually looks really interesting indeed. What we have here is a documentary style horror comedy where a family of Vamps are filmed going about their everyday lives and after watching the trailer, I am very interested to see this. The comedy elements looks just right, not too stupid, and there would appear to be plenty of gore for what you’d normally expect from a Vampire movie. The movie hits the US as a VOD on July 1st so expect a DVD release here in the UK shortly. Here is the synopsis:
In the hilarious, satirical ‘Vampires’, a documentary film crew introduces us to husband and wife Georges and Bertha and their children Samson and Grace, a family of vampires living in suburban Belgium. They feed on illegal immigrants and former prostitutes (referred to as “meat”) and attend gatherings with other vampires in the same district. Georges is a bit creepy, Bertha a little unhinged, and Grace is trying to kill herself (which, as an immortal vampire, she can’t), but otherwise they seem like a normal family. But when the partying son Samson is caught having sex with the wife of the district vampire leader, the family is exiled (under Vampire Law, handed down from Count Dracula) to Canada, where a vampire’s life is a lot less protected.
By Matt Wavish