Tuesday, June 21, 2011

IFC Midnight Unleashes Belgian Vampires

If you thought Belgian Waffles were tasty, wait until you sink your teeth into the latest horror comedy on its way courtesy of IFC Midnight called Vampires. Sugar coating and syrup are completely optional. Dig it!
From Belgian director Vincent Lannoo, Vampires is being heralded as "Spinal Tap meets The Munsters, Benelux-style!" Look for it nationwide on demand from IFC Midnight, via Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, Time Warner, and Bright House starting July 1st.
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.