No stranger to releasing relatively unknown, foreign genre flicks stateside, IFC Midnight have announced VOD distribution of Hungarian vampire satire VAMPIRES for streaming as of July 1st. I’m rather unfamiliar with this one so I will go ahead and quote the press-release from IFC:
IFC Midnight is pleased to announce the release of VAMPIRES, a fresh,
biting comedy from Belgian director Vincent Lannoo. Think Spinal Tap
meets The Munsters, Benelux-style!
In the hilarious, satirical VAMPIRES, a documentary film crew introduces
us to husband and wife Georges and Bertha and their children Samson and
Grace, a family of vampires living in suburban Belgium. They feed on
illegal immigrants and former prostitutes (referred to as “meat”) and
attend gatherings with other vampires in the same district. Georges is a
bit creepy, Bertha a little unhinged, and Grace is trying to kill herself
(which, as an immortal vampire, she can’t), but otherwise they seem like a
normal family. But when the partying son Samson is caught having sex with
the wife of the district vampire leader, the family is exiled (under
Vampire Law, handed down from Count Dracula) to Canada, where a vampire’s
life is a lot less protected.
Sounds amusing, if nothing else. I can’t say that Hungary is the first place I’d expect a vampire-satireto come out of, but I’m always for seeing what other countries are doing in horror. Count me in.