Release date: 2010
The UK DVD of Belgian film vampires happened to land on my doorstep the day before I was due to travel to the 2011 Bram Stoker International Film Festival. I knew the film was showing at the festival and so I avoided watching it until I got to see it on the big screen.
In some respects the film doesn’t actually need that big screen treatment – it is a mockumentary that begins with the first two failed attempts to integrate a film crew into the Belgian Vampire Community, but I am glad I got the opportunity to see it on the big screen nevertheless. Being a mockumentary and being Belgian it has been compared (within the DVD blurb, no less) to the film Man Bites Dog. Man Bites Dog is a stunning piece of black humoured cinema that still challenges me as a viewer. To be fair this is not of the same calibre and it would be wrong to suggest so, however it is a genuinely funny piece of black comedy.
|Fleur Lise Heuet as Grace|
|the Meat brings mugs of blood|
|Elizabeth lives in the basement|
|Batiste Sornin as Bienvenu|
That said, it is a film worth seeing. 6.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.