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…
A re-imagining of the same story George Romero did with Martin, but set in an urban ghetto. I did not connect with the characters or their acting. I did not dislike this film , but it also did not have much of an impact on me.
This is like Fresh, George Washington, or Gimme the Loot if they were vampire flicks.
Un adolescente afroamericano vampiro que lucha por mantener, al menos en su perímetro, la dignidad realista de los vampiros.
Esta película tiene mucha referencia de Martin, la película de George A. Romero, un joven que tal vez si sea vampiro o tal vez solo esté enfermo mental, incluso el mismo Milo menciona la película como un ejemplo de vampiros realistas.
Me gusta el naturalismo de la cámara y el carácter voyerista que tiene la fotografía en si.
Me gustó mucho como la musicalización enfatiza el suspenso y como nos permite tener sentimientos encontrados en ciertas escenas con relación a este joven vampiro negro.
I was genuinely torn between 3.5 and 4 but then it ended with a Will Oldham song so...
Today was one of those days for me. It wasn't a good day or a bad day, but just an odd one that makes you ponder your greater purpose in life. This is a feeling that I imagine many have felt, and it is definitely felt by the major characters in The Transfiguration. This is NOT an easy watch and is a truly horrifying movie that shows what humans are capable of under great stress.
Milo is a die hard vampire fan who, we find out very early on, has developed a thirst for human blood. In Milo's mind, we are living in a world where vampires exist. He tells Sophie that "Twilight" vampires are not real vampires because they…
A vampire movie reinvented as a low-budget inner city drama, THE TRANSFIGURATION strips away the glamor and eroticism of the genre and instead tells a quietly troubling story of a teenage sociopath’s obsession with vampires and his meticulous quest to become one. The handheld camera work and sparse sound design lend the bloodsucking scenes a disturbing authenticity that’s deeply unsettling.
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The Transfiguration is about a boy named Milo who is a vampire or at least believes to be a vampire. He lost his parents before the movie opens and during it he soon meets a girl and they show interest in each other. He hides his true self to her but slowly lets his defenses down.
This movie is very much a coming of age film about a boy with a fantasy/reality. It is an incredibly niche movie that will only appease to a small group of people. It is very reminiscent of Let the Right One In. This is very different from anything I have seen before but it is a true slow burn. Some scenes drag on for a long time and there isn't too much action throughout it.
Martin did it first, but at least the filmmakers are good enough to name check Romero's movie about a guy who may or may not be a vampire (but kills like one regardless). Nothing all that revolutionary or scary, but it manages to draw you in enough that I was genuinely conflicted about how to feel about the main character, and I mean that in a good way.
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As it reads on the tin.