Director: Bashar Shbib
Release date: 1995
Oh dear… One supposes that this was designed to be an off-kilter comedy. It failed. Simply put... it just wasn’t that funny – except in the basest ways and even then it barely raised a titter.
This was a Canadian offering (for a genuinely funny Canadian vampire comedy, see Karmina, which was produced just one year later) and one can only wonder at the production pitch. It’s about a guy infected with vampirism that makes him…
We’ll get to that…
The film starts with a wolf howl and we see a cloaked figure, Armadona (Robyn Rosenfeld), we also see a woman head for her car. The car won’t start and she pops the lid. Armadona approaches and asks what is wrong. She strokes the length of the woman’s body before biting her.
|Chriss Lee as Harry|
|Stephanie Seidle as Sabrina|
|Armadona inspect the rat bite|
|putting the drag into Draghoula|
|Armadona and Harry|
|consulting the expert|
But the film itself, not so. Any wry look at issues that might have been are not actually contained in the film. The comedy wasn’t funny and the climax was sub-Benny Hill. Had this been played straight, then it might have been accidentally funny, as it was played for laughs it was not and some of the performances are simply excruciating. Poor all round but the interesting look at faith, and the iconography surrounding the various religions, boosts it to 2 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.
Amazon link for the VHS tape.