A while back I came across an absolutely bizarre trailer to a new film simply titled “Vampires” and after watching about it, thinking it totally ridiculous, I uh, kind of forgot about it until now. Sites all over the web have been talking about this strange Belgian film, and oddly enough, many of them have been giving the mockumentary great reviews. Hmm maybe I judged it a bit too quickly.
From Belgian director Vincent Lannoo, Vampires is being called “Spinal Tap meets The Munsters, Benelux-style!” Available now, you can find this movie nationwide on demand from IFC Midnight, via Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Time Warner, and Bright House.
“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.”
Check out the official trailer and let us know what you think:
So, what do you think? Honestly, I’m sort of at a loss for words. Part of me thinks it looks completely idiotic and over-the-top, but another part actually thinks it looks hilarious and entertaining. Strange. Who knows, maybe I’ll actually give Vampires a shot.
What about you? Will you check out this film, or will you pass on it?