When Hollywood beauty Manananaan is kidnapped by a creature of the night, artist sister Mara journeys to Ireland to rescue her. Resisting the powerful sensual allure of the demons of darkness, Mara finds the luck of the Irish turning against her. With creatures and lots of blood, this fight between good and evil has the Emerald Isle as its prize. When her beloved family starts dropping like flies, Mara must resist the powerful sensual allure of the demons of darkness and focus on her fight to capture or a secret serum which holds the promise of immortality before it falls into the wrong hands and threatens to unleash an eternal reign of terror. A tale of mystery, magic, faeries, mad scientists, blood, vampires and love. These ingredients are taken and folded into a mix, which contains a helping of Irish folklore.Written by
Written by Michael Considine
Performed by Mary O'Mahoney See more »
The magic of poetry
The magic of poetry is portrayed in this film. The magic of poetry and the magic of Ireland, which in certain instances can mean the same thing. "The Irish Vampire Goes West" has the feel of an Irish fable. An old-world feel. An old-world feel which is almost old-fashioned in the days of i-Pads and Twitter, but necessary, more necessary than ever. We need the woods and the green marshlands of this film, we need the tombs and the underground chambers, we need the magic of believing that anything is possible, that vampires can show up out of nowhere to transport us to faraway places and suck out the poetry and love from us, only to return us from our journey more invigorated and inspired as ever; we need the innocence and fantasy of feeling that on any dark night a group of merry troubadours may lead us to unforeseen places. The Long sisters –Philomene and Pegarty- give an enchanting performance as Mara and Manananaan, supported by a spectacular background -Ireland, no less- lovely music and quirky well-written prose. All in all I found this film captivating, a metaphor representing the fleeting inspiration of poetry.
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