By Vincent LANNOO


Comedy - Completed 2010

They did it! They made a documentary on a family of vampires! Turns out they're not so sexy, not so trendy... But they're Belgian.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Vincent LANNOO
    • Writer(s)
    • Frédérique BROOS, Vincent LANNOO
    • Producer(s)
    • John ENGEL (Left Field Ventures)
    • Synopsis
    • The mockumentary format has now taken on the more sophisticated, eloquent branch of the undead, as a camera crew follows a family of vampires. “Living” in Belgium, which the head of the vampire family calls “a flat land full of grey people”, they are bored with their immortality. The family takes advantage of the country’s welfare system, while the authorities keep them fed with illegal immigrants, children and handicapped folk. Thankfully these are traditional vampires and must keep to a strict code, even if the teenage daughter does want to become human, but when they break the rules they are exiled to Quebec, where even vampires have to work for a living! Much more believable than Twilight’s vampire family, there is plenty of feeding frenzy action amongst the comedy of manners - sometimes very disturbing, other times laugh-out loud not to mention a satirical dig at Belgium.
      Think Spinal Tap meets The Munsters, in Benelux.
      (review by SCI-FI LONDON, April 2010)