Saturday, August 6, 2011

DVD Review: STRIGOI: The Undead

Strigoi: The Undead follows a family and friends in a Romanian village who find out there’s vampires amongst them. Some of them have been keeping secrets!

Now, this isn’t your average vampire movie, this one has some humor added with it and is flat out off the wall crazy at times. Director Faye Jackson lets us inside the homes of this family and their friends where we find weirdness at the table. For example, sitting at a full table like your going to have dinner or normal conversation but there’s a dead body laying on the table throughout several scenes. We also follow the paranoia of our main character who knows something  isn’t right and eventually finds out about the vampire secrets.

There’s one thing I didn’t like about the movie is the fact that it takes a little while for it to get going. The story is great but the movie itself could have been a little shorter. Once it gets going and we meet our cast of characters and get to know them it becomes a fun watch. The dark nature of the vampire meets humor in the oddest ways.

Bottom line is if you’re looking for a new and fresh vampire movie then give this import Strigoi: The Undead a try because you might like it and you might even end up laughing a little at the weirdness of this movie. 3/5

Studio: Vicious Circle Films

Director: Faye Jackson

Run Time: 106 Minutes

Rated: NR

Special Features:
  • Feature Lump
  • Trailer


Podoleni Village may seem like a typical Eastern European town, but when a young local named Vlad goes searching for his grandfather’s runaway dog, he uncovers a mysterious death. As Vlad digs deeper into the possible murder mystery, 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 sudden detour when he learns that the two bullies may be bloodsuckers in more ways than one…

Strigoi: The Undead is a Vampire movie that defies categorization. Shedding a fantastic light on a post-Communist Romanian village, the film introduces 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.

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