Iwai Shunji’s new horror film Vampire is still seeking distribution, and it feels like it’s been doing so forever. There have been clips, stills, screenings, you name it. Thus far the flick has come up empty.
Below you’ll find a bootlegged trailer with music by Thom Yorke, whose song “Hearing Damage” was featured on the Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. See it while you can by clicking below.
The video came with a description claiming — of course — that Vampire is not a horror movie.
“Vampire is not a horror film. It is about Simon, a quiet, sensitive biology teacher who uses online message boards to meet suicidal soulmates. He then tricks them into thinking they are joining together in a suicide pact so that these women will cause their own demise and he can reap his reward — their blood. It is never clear if Simon’s cravings are psychological or physical, and his blood drinking habits don’t always agree with him. As a scientist he wants to save lives, starting with his dementia-inflicted mother, but his urges are unstoppable. Then Simon meets his dark mirror image, another young man with the same affliction who turns out to be a violent murderous beast. Acclaimed Japanese director Iwai Shunji (All About Lilly Chou-Chou) directs his first English language film in his signature meditative style, drenched in black humor, with flashes of surprisingly beautiful macabre imagery and a haunting piano score. Vampire isn’t just about Simon’s unusual needs; it’s also a surreal and even humorous exploration of death.”
Maybe that’s the problem? In the film Kevin Zegers (Frozen, Dawn of the Dead, Wrong Turn) plays a schoolteacher with a taste for human blood who searches for suicidal young women as his victims, all of whom he falls in love with before their deaths.
Also appearing in the film are Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”), Adelaide Clemens (X-Men: Origins), Trevor Morgan (Mean Creek), Amanda Plummer, and Japanese star Yu Aoi.
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