A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow... See full summary »
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A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her. He must deal with an abusive mother, a father with a charge of molestation, a band of youths creating havoc, and an unforgiving environment in general. Written by
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In 1990 British author and screenwriter Philip Ridley gave us one of the best (in my opinion among with "The Spirit of the Beehive" and "Let the Right One In"), deeply sensational and very frightening portrait of childhood full of cruel youths, abused children (Ridley avoids to shock the audience, it's preferable to horrify it as the black car appears through sun illusions - special kudos to the magnificent cinematography by Dick Pope), desperate people (the father, the English lady etc.) in their widely shut worlds of loneliness and fear from their own "crimes" of the past who decide to drink gasoline and light the fire (!) or they've been transformed into vampires through 10 years old Seth's eyes. A poetic, Gothic tale about lust, death, human nature and urban life, disturbing for some, to be praised for others (like Lynch, Jondorowksy and me). Sometimes (at least) is almost a hell to be an angel in life...
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