Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bram Stoker International Film Festival

This is on in Whitby from 16th to 19th October, this year, and is looking like a fun event. There is a burlesque cabaret night with the Mocky Horror Show. I’ll be doing a list below of the films listed for viewing (so far), with a little more detail re the vampire ones, however I want to mention that myself and Everlost from Vampire News have bought tickets and will both be there. If you see us wandering around say hello.

Tickets and full details are available from the festival’s Homepage.

On to the films (the website will post the running order in September):

Al’s Beef, a feature length film.
Back Alley Butcher a short film.

Blood on the Highway:

After a gastrointestinal mishap with their map, three twenty-somethings on a road-trip accidentally wander into Fate, Texas, only to find the town populated by bloodthirsty, dimwitted vampires. A brutal run-in with two carnivorous convenience store clerks leads the three to take refuge with the town's only surviving humans and prepare for battle with an army of the undead.

Brain Dead (2007), a feature length film.
Brother’s Keeper, a short film.
Caution Sign, a short film.
Cheerbleeders, a short film
Colour from the Dark, a feature length film.
Dead Bones, a short film.
Damned by Dawn, a feature length film.
Death in Charge, a short film.
Una Storia Di Lupi, a short film.

Dracula, the Vampire and the Voivode:

The first documentary ever to reveal the TRUE story of Bram Stoker and his legendary novel... Dracula

See my review here.

Drag Me to Hell, a feature length film.
Dying Breed, a feature length film.
Excision, a short film.
The facts in the case of Mister Hollow, an animated short film.
Family Demons, A feature length film.
Fun on Earth, a short film.
George’s Intervention, a feature length film
Hair Extensions, a feature length film.
Harvest Moon, a feature length film.
Hansel and Gretel, a feature length film.

How my Dad Killed Dracula:

A Short. A Halloween practical joke turns a family tradition into a night of comic terror when two young teens don't believe their cousin's dad killed Dracula. Insisting on proving it, Dad picks up a shovel and starts to dig.

I sell the Dead, a feature length film.
Idiots and Angels, an animation.
Inside, a feature length film.
It came from another world. A feature length film.
Kirksdale, a short film.
The Machine Girl, a feature length film.

Lady Blood:

Probably a ‘Vamp or Not?’ this is the sequel to Baby Blood. The Synopsis runs: The French are coming out with yet another gory installment for the genre entitled Lady Blood, a sequel to the fairly unknown 1990 film Baby Blood.

The movie opens in cinemas in France on August 19th 2009. Given its title you'd expect to get a lot of the red stuff. Seventeen years after giving birth to a hideous creature, Yanka, the young heroine from the first film has finally rebuilt her life. She’s now married to the psychiatrist who healed her psychological wounds.

Now a mother and a Chief of Police. She nonetheless lives a peaceful and pleasant life, allowing her to leave her painful past behind. Everything is going great until a strange occurrence disturbs her new life. A series of vicious murders obligates her to tenaciously pursue a sadistic killer. As the mutilated bodies pile up at a fearful rate, she realizes that the clues the murderer leaves behind are directed at her. She's convinced that the monster she spawned so long ago is back to haunt her. It seems to be reaching out for her with the intention of beginning the horror anew—every day it gets worse… heading an investigation into the local mob leads to the discovery of horrible crimes, so much like the bloody carnage she herself committed while under the monsters influence all those years earlier.

Murder Party, a feature length film


Being a vampire kinda sucks. At least that's the premise of this mockumentary comedy in which a small film crew follows six of the undead in their night-to-night lives.

Forget about capes, they dress just like us. They watch a lot of bad TV. They're more concerned with paying the rent on time than they are with crossing Van Helsing. However, everyone has enemies, and our subjects are no exception. Enter the vampire hunters; comic book loving geeks who have made it their mission to vanquish these demons of the night with signature homemade weapons. When these two sides come fang to face things get pretty ugly, but for all concerned parties it's just another day in the everlasting battle between good and evil.

Orlock 3D:

3D re-imagining of the Silent classic based on the story "Dracula." Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

My review of the original film is here.

Penance, a feature length film.
The pick up, a short film.
Prombies, a short film.
Reel Zombies, no genre given but presumably feature length.
RetarDEAD, a feature length film.
Schrick, a short film
Smile, a short film


After a heavy night out with the girls, Isabel, an attractive young professional woman catches an illegal mini-cab home. Things take a turn for the worse when the cabbie pulls her into an ally and violently forces himself onto her, taking her life. From high above on the rooftop, an ancient female Vampire notices. Taken in by Isabel's beauty and innocence, she dispatches the Cabbie and feeds Isabel a drop of her immortal blood. Isabel awakes with 48 hours to decide whether to embrace immortality, or kill herself before she becomes undead

Thicker than Water: The Vampire diaries Part 1:

Thicker Than Water is the first part in the Vampire Diaries Trilogy. It tells the story of the Baxters, an ordinary suburban family whose world is turned upside down when their youngest becomes a vampire.

See my review of this one here.

Wasting Away, a feature length fil.
Zombie Honeymoon, a feature length film.

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