Nosferatu died penniless, so his SON (who was never given a real name) is homeless and reduced to selling The Hot Issue on street corners and, as a consequence, has lost his mojo... Melanie is looking for a good cause and when SON tells her that he is the last Vampyre on Earth, she thinks that by helping an endangered species she will get back into the Fairy Ring. So SON and Melanie set out to find a way to ensure that he is not the last ever Vampyre... Written by
I was lucky enough to see the screening of this wonderful little movie in London last year.And for twenty minutes or so I was enchanted in every way. It's a simple tale of a homeless vampire reduced to snarling the streets of London, trying to sell charity newspapers to wary passers by. Luckily he encounters a mischievous fairy who's recently been ejected from the fairy ring, who decides to help our hero regain his rightful place and propagate his race.
Tim Dry, in the title role, is a joy to watch. His knowingly OTT performance ranging from shades of Buster Keaton to Steven Berkoff to Max Schreck seamlessly in every scene. And Sophie Sumner, as Melanie the naughty fairy, lights up the screen every time she appears.Managing to convey a gauche inquisitiveness and a sly adventurousness all at once. The on screen chemistry between the two leads is wonderful and successfully blends pathos, a cheeky sexuality and humour together in a delightful way. Rula Lenska brings a smoky gravitas to her role as the majestic Fairy Mother and Edmund Kingsley hams it up wonderfully as an aspirational horror film Director.
The jokes and sight gags come thick and fast throughout, the script (by David Rose) is concise, clever and doesn't take itself too seriously.The lighting, locations and the score by Henry Marsh all give the film life and energy. Highly recommended and I for one hope that it goes to feature length or maybe a TV series. Great stuff!
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