Release date: 2011
Translated it means, ‘Help! My Girlfriend is a Vampire’ and this 2011 Malaysian film uses the myth of the Pontianak to create a romantic comedy that, in a strange old way, owes a very tiny debt to Shaun of the Dead.
What I did find was that knowing a little of the Pontianak myth in advance is useful – there is little exposition of the mythology within the film, with an assumption that you’d already know. There was one piece of lore within that I found confusing.
|Ina the Pontianak|
|Red Cornetto, borrowed from Shawn?|
|the evil Pontianak|
|Maya in pontianak form|
|Sazzy Falak as Maya|
This wasn’t bad but it was light weight all told. The comedy was okay but not, for me, laugh out loud funny but Zahiril Adzim made a good, geeky lead. The film did, incidentally, contrast Malay and Western vampires, in passing.
5 out of 10.
At the time of review there is no imdb page.