‘Bloody Disgusting’ has recently shared the first poster and images from Vurdalak Blood, an upcoming vampire horror from Argentinian filmmaker Santiago Fernandez Calvete, based on Alexi Tolstoy’s short story The Family of the Vourdalak. If this sounds a little familiar to those old school horror buffs among you, it’s because back in 1963 the same short story made up one of the three tales in Mario Bava’s superb anthology chiller Black Sabbath, something which of course immediately piqued my interest.
After killing a vampire, a man returns home during the magic hour, right between day and night, and his family does not know whether he is still a man or has turned into a monster. It is Natalia, his teenage daughter, who finds out he has become a vampire, precisely when her brother is about to leave her to chance and nighttime is just around the corner.
We’re told that the film is still being completed, but that Calvete will be screening a work-in-progress at this year’s ‘Ventana Sur Blood Window’ festival in Beunos Aires next week, which has been a standout event on the Latin horror calendar since its launch in 2013.