I was contacted very recently by Viking Almquist. Viking is a long time reader of the blog who has noticed that I am currently running quite a few short vampire film articles. Viking wrote, directed, shot and glued together A Feast in Kalix during his time in film school.
a vampire creating pill
The film itself is in homage to Frostbite, the excellent Anders Banke black comedy, but reimagined in a Mike Leigh style. The film was produced on a shoestring of a budget and, to be fair, Viking describes the English subtitles as “somewhat crappy”. The story will be familiar to those who know the original film – kids, booze and pills that turn the users into fanged (one-fanged in one case) blood hungry vampires.
I was struck, however, with the characterisation that Viking was able to imbue his players with, despite the fact that it is only nine minutes long, as well as the low budget and all the other restraints he was faced with. The Second World War aspect is missing entirely – it is just the pills and the vampires; the initial modern outbreak as it were.
Here you will find views and reviews of vampire genre media, from literature, the web, TV and the movies.
Please note that, by the very nature of the subject matter, my blogs are designed for the mature reader
Also note: on the occasion of a Guest Blog the views of the guest are their own and not necessarily the view of Taliesin_ttlg or Taliesin meets the Vampires. Features about crowd-sourcing projects are for awareness purposes and not an endorsement of the product, support is given at the reader's own risk.
Theme Tune copyright C. Esquivel, Vid P. Wakefield. A. Boylan asserts his moral right to be recognised as author of all articles bar guest blogs.