A New York tale about love, loss… and vampires.
A New York tale about love, loss… and vampires.
I saw this not long ago and I truly didn't know what to think of it! All I know is I couldn't turn it off and go to bed even though my pillow was calling out my name! By 5 A.M it was screaming my name at the top of its lungs! ;-)
I'm not really into realism, normally movies are my way to escape! I went in expecting to see a monster but I didn't get the monster that I had been promised, instead I got something far worse than any cinematic monster I had ever seen before!
After I had finished the film I quickly nodded off from exhaustion, after I woke up I logged it, rated it…
Sure, The Transfiguration wears its influences on its sleeve [Martin, Let the Right One In] but the amateur exploration of inherited mental illness pushes it in a more natural, solemn direction.
I've often thought about my blood and what may be carried in it, I've never wanted children, it's simply not for me but I would be lying if I said it wasn't partially because I was worried about passing the mental illness I inherited from my father to another person. Seeing my dad in hospitals after suicide attempts or sitting in dark rooms crying or flying off the handle in rages and seeing so many similarities in me & my brother, that my father saw in his father, in his…
literally worse than collapsing onto the floor, in the process smacking both your head and your knees, having to go to hospital, spend 4 hours there, have more than 3 meltdowns in that time, get told that they think it might have been a seizure, having another meltdown on the way out of the building, spending the rest of the day in constant fear and distress and having a throbbing migraine.
Imagine DRILLER KILLER/MS. 45 era Abel Ferrara making his LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and you're not too far off. Creepy, filled with dread, but still incredibly sad and empathetic, this is one of the better modern horror movies to come in a long while. The entire thing is stuffed with genuine NYC texture, to the point that we can smell the stale gum caked into the sidewalks. It's frankness regarding how children process oppressive trauma nearly matches the sweetness of a mentally deranged black boy (who thinks he's a vampire a la Romero's MARTIN) and the repeatedly abused girl he shares his first moments of true emotional intimacy with. My absolute favorite movie I've seen at SXSW 2017.
I love Arthouse Vampire films. Especially when they take place in New York City. They suck me in, make me fall in love with them, and then break my heart. I'll definitely have this on my mind for a few days, I'll articulate better then.
Strong Martin by way of Let the Right One In vibes.
Also, the poster for this is aces *chefs kiss*
I caught wind of The Transfiguration something like a year and a half ago, when it got picked up at Cannes, apparently to some surprise to the director. It seemed like no one was talking about it after and it dropped off my radar for a long while before reappearing recently on Netflix. Even though I was really interested, I procrastinated around watching it until now.
I'm glad I watched it though, and I hope that more people do too. Knowing the basic premise of the movie (a troubled teen, obsessed with vampires, befriends a girl) I formed a certain expectation of what the movie would be about, which turned out to be wholly inaccurate. While this is a very…
Watched it in fall of 2018. A lot of social commentary. Slow moving, and arguably not horror. Interesting, multi-layered, unique. Reminiscent of Let the Right One In or A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and many meta-vampire references. Serious, insightful, and sometimes endearing. Could meditate on its themes, especially religious themes of self-sacrifice. The Transfiguration is both a biblical reference and a reference to the main character's transformation into a vampire -- or something else entirely. Almost literary in execution. Minimal script.
It’s like an American Urban version of Let The Right One In but tooo slow and I wasn’t a fan of the end. I don’t mind slow burns but ... too slow and didn’t really see any change or arc with the character
Heartbreaking portraits of the ghetto lifestyle and blackness in America. Someone who couldn't escape literally so they could only do so in their mind.
This was an interesting movie about a kids that thinks/wanted to be a vampire. I thought I had an new take on vampires and like the hood/ghetto vampire aspect. Has one scene that surprised me cause I I'd think they would go threw with it.
A young kid from the projects lives with his brother after their mom's suicide. He may or may not be a vampire. This is a quiet, introspective film that isn't horror in the conventional sense--but is haunting nonetheless.
the way that this film explores the mind of young milo is absolutely moving. we watch this lonely, poverty-stricken teen boy attempt to find himself in the wake of his mothers suicide. his thirst for blood, while quite real, is much different from that in typical vampire lore. milo drinks to alter his own blood—to alter the inevitable illness he’s inherited from his mother. as a lonely outcast with an environment full of violence, poverty, depression, suicide, and PTSD, milo is doomed to lead a desolate and tragic life. the only way he can hope to change it is to transform what’s inside. an inner transfiguration.
A very interesting vampire tale. It's quite unique, but still flawed in the end. Even with the flaws it's still a good watch though.
the music is gud n spooky
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As it reads on the tin.