Arthouse aficionados with an interest in genre fare will find both their interests piqued when Water Bearer Films releases Eulogy For A Vampire on DVD. This blend of horror homage and gay-themed independent filmmaking was directed by Patrick McGuinn and will be released on March 8th. The disc will also feature several special features. Read on for all the sex-crazed undead details…
ATMOSPHERIC EROTIC VAMPIRE FILM “EULOGY FOR A VAMPIRE”
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A remote, rural monastery houses the young repressed monks of the Order of Pathicus, and their dark secrets. Tainted by the severe murder of a young acolyte after a rebuked advance, the monks further retreat from a society they crave to join. After a quarter century of silence the house’s violent past yearns for awakening. Animals are found eviscerated, odd sounds breathe in the night air, and an evil presence is felt throughout.
When an unconscious young drifter is discovered near the monastery, his sexual presence unsettles the young novices, as well as the resident priests. The man’s dark charisma ensnares the attentions of the young novices as they are unraveled by their tense obsessions, except for the monk Rafael, who resist’s the stranger’s temptations and seeks escape from the doomed cage of the crumbling monastery.
Director Patrick McGuinn (Sun Kissed) and screenwriter André Salas (Latin Boys Go To Hell) create an erotic homage to Dark Shadows, Hammer films, and 1970s Italian giallos, percolating with a distinctive sexual pulse, a menacing tone, a tinge of sly camp, and powerful supernatural evocations. Eulogy for a Vampire was filmed in an atmospheric 19th-century manse in historic Philmont, New York, owned by Eleanor Ambos, the celebrated New York City antique dealer.
“Operatic B-horror! Scarred flesh, ripped bloodlines, and vampire rituals!” – Village Voice
“Provocative and atmospheric. A suitably moody sensation.”–Chelsea Now