The primary purpose of the Agency is to ensure that they are assimilating into human culture and to offer help as necessary. The creatures must submit to interview every two years and the film follows the relatively new Agent, Collins Jahn (Brad Roller), as he interviews a series of folklore creatures ‘ably’ assisted by co-worker Merle Eppis (Laura Waddell).
Subjects for the day include alien twins Risa Elizabeth Ipsitt (Sherill Turner) and Collees Genoviva Ipsitt (Rachel Rath), who used to be part of one creature and are now trying individuality, Yofino Gunlauggson (Garrett Liggett) an Icelandic troll and Eatha Haemm (Maria Olsen) a unicorn. That’s right… a unicorn and this shows the strength of the film. Clearly filmed on a budget the folklore creatures all look like you or I (to an extent at least) with minimal makeup effects on some to give us an impression of their otherness. However the film concentrated on script and characterisation in order that it might work and work it does.
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Folklore was one of those surprising films that was genuinely funny due to its weird and wonderful characterisations and is worth catching. The vampiric involvement is a fleeting visitation only, however. The imdb page is here and the film’s homepage is here.