We know some of you are always on the lookout for the more provocative and atmospheric genre offerings that come down the pike, and today we have details on the March 8th DVD release of Patrick McGuinn’s Eulogy for a Vampire from Water Bearer Films.
A remote, rural monastery houses the young repressed monks of the Order of Pathicus and their dark secrets. Tainted by the severe murder of a young acolyte after a rebuked advance, the monks further retreat from a society they crave to join. After a quarter century of silence, the house’s violent past yearns for awakening. Animals are found eviscerated, odd sounds breathe in the night air, and an evil presence is felt throughout.
When an unconscious young drifter is discovered near the monastery, his sexual presence unsettles the young novices as well as the resident priests. The man’s dark charisma ensnares the attentions of the young novices as they are unraveled by their tense obsessions, except for the monk Rafael, who resists the stranger’s temptations and seeks escape from the doomed cage of the crumbling monastery.
Director Patrick McGuinn (Sun Kissed) and screenwriter André Salas (Latin Boys Go to Hell) create an erotic homage to “Dark Shadows”, Hammer films, and 1970s Italian tales percolating with a sexual pulse, a menacing tone, a tinge of sly camp, and supernatural evocations. Eulogy for a Vampire was filmed in an atmospheric 19th-century manse in historic Philmont, New York, owned by Eleanor Ambos, the celebrated New York City antique dealer. The film stars Wilson Hand as Father Anthony, David McWeeney as Father Lars, Damacio Ruiz as Rafael, Angelo Tursi as Sebastian, Ryan G. Metzger as Florian, Craig Philip Lumsden as Eric, Darin Guerrasio as Brother Matthew, Nate Steinwachs as Stefano, Shawn Hollenbach as McGee, and Sal Bardo as Young Anthony.
The disc’s special features include:
• Theatrical trailer
• “Evidence Remains” – a music video
• Behind-the-scenes footage
• Deleted scenes montage
• Actors screen tests
Below are the trailer, a few stills, and the DVD artwork. For more visit the official Water Bearer Films website.
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Resist temptation in the comments section below!