The world needs more vampire horror comedies. I love a well done serious vampire movie, but not everyone can pull it off, so at least give me some comedy. These are some oldschool "Can't even come in unless invited" traditional vampires, which is a nice return to form. I love new innovations, but this was like putting on an old warm cozy bloodsucking sweater. I absolutely adore the bachelorette party vampire squad trying to keep the town in line and build their numbers. There's even a vampire hunting stake training montage!
I have yet to find a bad Rollin film. I think Jason said it best when he said that if you watched a bunch of vampire movies and porn and then went to sleep, this movie is what you would dream up. A surreal fairy tail of vampires and whipping, chains and castles. The best stuff on earth. I would have given everything to stumble onto a vampire cult like this as a teen!
Watched with Jason.
I liked Blood Feast, but this made me 20x happier that I had seen it beforehand. The levels of silly here almost reach Troma and there are so many obviously fake body parts flying left and right! I appreciate that they didn't go for some fake swirly effect when someone got hypnotized, just a wide eyed stare.
That ending is just wild, you got lazer beam eyes shooting people and a loud punk song about a stud pony and a…
It seems like every Michele Soavi film I see just ramps up the greatness. I started with The Church, which I enjoyed, but then I saw The Sect and that just blew it out of the water. Everything I could want in my Italian horror experience, a cult, a satanic baby, random plot choices. Now though, I've seen the ultimate Soavi film! This feels like a leftover gift from my birthday yesterday.