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Bats in the Belfry (2010)

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Deadeye Jack tries to resume a botched heist, only to find himself face to face with darkness

Director:

João Alves

Writer:

João Alves
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
João Alves João Alves ... 'Deadeye' Jack Cage / Man / Skinny Vampire / Fat Vampire (voice)
Rita Soares Rita Soares ... Woman (voice)
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Storyline

Deadeye Jack tries to resume a botched heist, by blasting into a Spanish Mission. But in there he finds the owners of the money he's after have fallen pray to vampires disguised as missionaries. Jack kills the vampires, and saves one of the owners of the money, to help him carry the money bags. When he finally goes for the money, a sand worm eats the horse, the woman and the money, leaving Jack really upset. Written by João Alves

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Genres:

Short | Horror

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2013 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Fledermäuse im Glockenturm See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (original release)

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Color (HD)
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Opened for Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" in portuguese theaters. See more »

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Deadeye Jack: Seems like I interrupted something, I can see that.
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Amateurish and unoriginal!
4 September 2011 | by piracyistheftSee all my reviews

I saw this film at this year's Frightfest short film showcase.

This film is entertaining enough but it has a lot of unforgivable flaws.

The film, as I understand, was made by only one guy. So one must forgive the ugly looking animation, poor voice work and muffled soundtrack. In fact, one could consider this a good start for an animation filmmaker. However, this film has one major flaw that took me right out of the film.

The thing that bugged me the most was that the film was utter unoriginal, having borrowed everything from existing films: The vampires are a shameless copy of the vampires in 30 Days of Night, and the main character is a copy of Samurai Jack, as is the sky background which is almost copy paste from Monkey Island. The list goes on and on.

I read an interview with the director where he actually acknowledged all these references. But the thing is that acknowledging it as references doesn't make it okay. When referencing other films, one must put a new spin on it, make fun of it, or do it in a clever way. This film doesn't do any of these things. It just steals lots of elements from existing properties and assembles it altogether. That is very cheap filmmaking in my opinion.

I really hope that the director improves his storytelling capabilities and tries to tell an original story next time.


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