New Black Vampire Film – ‘Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire’

“…a cubistic portrait of a woman trying to come to terms with the perennial problems of racism, misogyny, and the startling lack of consciousness in the world…”

I think the world is ready for not just a new female vampire movie, but a black female vampire movie. The film claims to illustrate not just vampire stuff; your typical run, chase, seduce, eat/drink blood and all that. It promises to deliver a visual glimpse of the life of a black woman who has endured the degradation of Black Americans through history.

This is an opportunity to see something original; black filmmakers are often limited to depicting social culture in either the past or present, with flashbacks between the two, however, this is a rare opportunity to take a character from point a, to point b, with no stops in between. Anyone else out there excited to see this film?

By annimi

Ashley writes for,, and other sites in the Darksites Network. She's involved in several seedy and disreputable activities, smokes too much, and spends her late nights procrastinating for work on her first novel.

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