New Release: Vampires DVD

Release Date: Nov. 29, 2011
Price: DVD $24.98
Studio: IFC/MPI

VampiresImagine Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins as blood-suckers, and you have the idea behind Vampires, a mockumentary that is being called the This Is Spinal Tap of vampire films.

The 2010 foreign movie, directed by Vincent Lannoo (Ordinary Man), follows a documentary film crew who have a few bloody mishaps in their attempt to film vampires, until they finally find a Belgian clan willing to go on camera — and not eat the crew.

In the family, the dad’s channeling Bela Lugosi, the mom’s giving bite lessons, the son is rebellious and the daughter is pining for her lost mortality.

Vampires DVD boxThe documentary crew watch and shoot as the family eat illegal immigrants, children, the handicapped and bleed the country’s social benefits for all they’re worth.

Vampires wasn’t released in theaters in the U.S., making it a DVD premiere.

The mockumentary, which is not rated, was shown in film festivals and won the Audience Award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

On the DVD, the 92-minute movie is presented in French with English subtitles.

The trailer looks appropriately cheeky. Have a look for yourself:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.