‘Strigoi: The Undead’
Synopsis: After failing to start a life of his own, 20-something Vlad is forced to move back to his grandfather’s old farming village in Romania. Though the village seems like a typical Eastern European haven, a mysterious death suddenly thrusts Vlad into the heart of a murder mystery. As he sets out to investigate, his trail leads him to the Tirescus — an ex-Communist couple who happen to be the richest landowners in town. Though Vlad is determined to confront the Tirescus, his quest takes a detour when he learns that the two bullies may be bloodsuckers in more ways than one…
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy, Unrated, 106 minutes. Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) users voted and gave Strigoi a 6.2 out of a 10.
Originally released in 2009. Will be released on DVD August 2, 2011. (See below for LOCAL Rental Places)
From the Press Release:
Breaking Glass Pictures will release director Faye Jackson’s vampire tale Strigoi: The Undead on DVD under the Vicious Circle Films label.
Strigoi: The Undead puts an original twist on the vampire genre by introducing us to an ancient myth: Strigoi, the belief that people who’ve been wronged can rise again after death to seek justice and satisfy their thirst for blood. A deeply human take on an old horror story, this dark comedy explores the old world versus the new and delves into the heart of modern Romania.
DVD extras will include Jackson’s short film Lump and a trailer.
Stars: Constantin Barbulescu, Camelia Maxim and Catalin Paraschiv
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2240584729/ Official Movie Trailer
http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3573809689/ Additional Move Trailer
http://www.strigoimovie.com/ Official Movie Site
SNIPPETS OF REVIEWS:
>Strigoi is more like a drama/dark comedy. If you’re expecting a horror film with vampire gore, you might be bored and disappointed.
>The film was slow paced in spots and ran longer than necessary.
>Certainly out of the ordinary. Interesting to watch an “original” Romanian take on vampires.
>It has potential; well shot; characters and scenery looked decent. There are unanswered questions although the story isn’t that deep.
>No big name actors-it may be a hard sell. Fans who like this genre should still see this film as it offers a different perspective on the vampire myths. Just keep an open mind that it’s definitely not a horror movie but has vampires in it, just in a quirky way.
Local Rentals available at:
Box TV, 100 Woodcrest, Highland, IL (618) 654-8022
Blockbuster, 3024 S State Route 159, Glen Carbon, IL (618) 659-0534
Family Video, 108 St. Louis Rd., Collinsville, IL (618) 343-0374