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Strigoi -- A folk lore murder mystery with comedy and horror and chickens.


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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood. See more »
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Strigoi DVD Review
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  (in credits order)
Catalin Paraschiv ... Vlad Cozma

Rudy Rosenfeld ... Nicolae Cozma (Vlad's grandfather) (as Rudi Rosenfeld)
Constantin Barbulescu ... Constantin Tirescu

Roxana Guttman ... Ileana Tirescu
Camelia Maxim ... Mara Tomsa
Adrian Donea ... Mara's Husband
Dan Popa ... Tudor (the priest)
Vlad Jipa ... Octav
Zane Jarcu ... Stefan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mircea Nicola ... Vasile
Neculai Relu Stingaciu ... Petre

Directed by
Faye Jackson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Faye Jackson  writer

Produced by
Rey Muraru .... producer
Cinematography by
Kathinka Minthe 
Film Editing by
Faye Jackson 
Casting by
Florin Kevorkian 
Andrei Rusu 
Production Design by
Grigore Purcariu 
Makeup Department
Carmen Bala .... key hair stylist
Rebecca Cain .... prosthetic technician
Dora Codita .... key makeup artist
Nicola Frost .... special makeup effects artist
Dan Frye .... prosthetic technician
Vesna Giordano .... prosthetic technician
Chris Kearey .... prosthetics moulder
Kristyan Mallett .... special makeup effects supervisor
Leah Mercieca .... prosthetic technician
Mario Rusescu .... hair stylist
Production Management
Lucia Pavlovschi .... unit production manager (as Lucia Maghiar)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radu Barbulescu .... first assistant director
Hany El-Sayed .... third assistant director
Letitia Rosculet .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Pavel Cuzuioc .... sound recordist
Jack Gillies .... supervising sound editor
Cozma Marius-serban .... boom operator
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Peter Shaw .... dialogue editor
Chris Treble .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Lupsa Armand .... electrician
Nica Constantin .... focus puller
Fericean Cosmin .... Steadicam operator
Liviu Cosor .... electrician
Daniel Laurentiu Moraru .... grip
Ivan Giany Roberto .... first assistant camera: second unit
Casting Department
Ciprian Iamandache .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Transportation Department
Vali Georgescu .... transportation coordinator
Edi Grosu .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mircea Ghinescu .... script supervisor
Florin Gon .... location unit manager
Cristi Hulea .... production assistant
Viorela Teodoru .... production secretary

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105 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Vampire Comedy, Romania Style, 4 August 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.

Dennis Harvey at Variety called it "drolly funny if a tad long-winded". I think he is right on both points. Second one first -- coming in around 104 minutes, I think shaving ten minutes off would help the pacing and get more of an audience. Not saying it drags, but it could be faster.

First point second, it is quite funny, in an offbeat way. Romanians doing a conga line to "Spirit in the Sky", old men asking if Italy has nice pizza (it does, and ice cream, too). And weird comments like a character being "too ***** to stick his finger up my ***." The fast food nightmare scene was excellent, too, both funny and sickening at the same time.

Faye Jackson says, "Romanian is a language that uses a lot of word play and slang and my Romanian simply isn't good enough to write dialogue that sounds like Romanian as it's spoken. So I had to write it in English." She has been asked why it was not in Romanian since they filmed it there and it starred Romanians. Perhaps the right thing to do would be to get a new director, but since Jackson did so well, that seems unnecessary in hindsight.

The gore is commendable, very good and not too gross for a horror film, especially the scene with the police officer. I am not entirely clear why the cop has born without ribs, though. (I suppose he might have been born with ribs and had them removed later, but it is still weird.) I am waiting to see what Faye Jackson does next. The director's next project is "sort of Dirty Pretty Things meets the A Team, except nothing like that at all". Wow. Yep, wow.

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