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La Rose de Sang – review

Director: Klaudia Lanka Release date: 2014 Contains spoilers Viewed at the 2020 IVFAF, this feature can be summed up in a single word, melodrama. Not that there is anything wrong with melodrama when done right, and this was certainly a good melodrama. A romance, most definitely, with a fairy-tale heritage. It also boasted, as we will see, some wonderful sets, the strangest of idiosyncrasies and a central performance which managed to single-handedly bring Jean Rollins’ work to mind. vict...
Tags: Movies, Joseph, Vampire, Apollonia, Jean Rollins, Belon, IVFAF 2020, La Rose de Sang, Klaudia Lanka Release, Wladislas Julien Belon, Apollina Jennifer Brigant, Tobiec Philippe Bataille, Benjamin Lhommas, Joseph Benjamin Lhommas, Lucyllia, Jennifer Brigant


Dracula is not Dead – review

Director: Luizo Vega Release date: 2020* Contains spoilers Viewed at the 2020 IVFAF (I have used the date as the release date therefore, as I have no evidence as to an earlier release). This is a really tough film to review as it is more a piece of performance art than a film with structured narrative. This is looking at fashion, influence, celebrity culture etc through the vampiric lens and to me it is a good lens to critique this through as the entire thing seems vampiric. Dare I say that if ...
Tags: London, Movies, Paris, Vogue, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Van Helsing, Dracula, Voltaire, Vampire, Vlad Ţepeş, Lilith, Vlad Dracula, Nosferatu, IVFAF 2020, Luizo Vega


Drácula de Denise Castro – review

Director: Denise Castro Release date: 2018 Contains spoilers Viewed at the 2020 IVFAF, this was a feature that had an interesting premise but did just enough to turn me off through its running length. Now, that might seem unfair, coming straight out of the gates and some may be my own prejudice coming through – but ultimately aren’t reviews always coloured by the critic’s prejudices and biases? Yet despite this, after thinking about what was done with the film, it became less embedded in my...
Tags: Movies, Bram Stoker, Denise, Dracula, Claudia, Transylvania, Ricard, Coppola, Alfredo, Stoker, Vampire, Bathory, Vlad Ţepeş, Erzsébet Báthory, Tepes, Bran Castle


Short Film: End of Shift

The 2020 International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (IVFAF) was, due to the pandemic, virtual. Even better it was free to attend and over the two days showed plenty of films – both features and shorts. The great thing about a virtual festival was I was able to screenshot as I watched and I will be bringing you articles, based on those not covered before on TMtV, over the coming months and the first is Mexican short End of Shift – which actually won the Golden Stake for best short at the festi...
Tags: Movies, Michelle, Tony, Chopin, Silvio, Vampire, IVFAF 2020, Telio F Espinoza, Count Stenbock