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Halloween Horror Countdown 2009 Day 15 October 31, 2009

Posted by vorpalkeith in Film Thing.
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Vampyr – Der Traum des Allan Grey
1932
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

This film is very old and very nearly silent. I’m going to call shenanigans on one point right out . . . a significant portion of this film is a guy sitting there reading a book about all the cool interesting vampire stuff you’re NOT seeing on screen. For shame!

The excessive quiet works to it’s advantage in the scenes where things do happen though, as it gives a sense of true isolation.

There’s some truly remarkable effects done entirely with shadow here, particularly one scene that I have absolutely no idea how they did considering the year. It had to have been stand-in’s, a cut, and a lighting change we can’t notice. It had to have been . . .

I give it two spooky pumpkins out of five.

Morsure (Bitten)
2007
Directed by David Morlet

This was a short film from France that played at Sundance. Christian sent me a link to it online (you will be able to watch it on youtube) I’m assuming because it reminded him of when we filmed Conversations at the End of the World. Crazy times. My mom was not happy that I drenched the basement in Christian’s blood (it was fake, I swear).

Anyway, this 13 minute long film was a fairly conventional zombie piece, but well produced.

I give it three spooky pumpkins out of five.

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