Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Trailer for "Vampir", a New Film Inspired By 18th Century Serbian Vampire Tales

Vampir (2021) is a soon to be released art house horror film directed by Branko Tomovic.

According to the description: "The story takes place in rural central Serbia, where the myth about vampires originates from. After witnessing a crime in London and looking for a place to hide for a while, Arnaut is offered a job by charming yet ruthless local Vesna to look after a cemetery in a small remote village in Serbia. He soon starts to have nightmarish visions and is frequently visited by the mysterious older woman Baba Draga who guides Arnaut into the darkness. Only the village priest seems to be trying to keep him safe from the sinister intentions of the villagers."

“Our film is inspired by the real vampire cases that occurred in Serbia in the early 1700s,” says Tomovic. “Those were the origin of vampires. Though Vampir is set in modern times, it’s based on those myths, superstitions and folk elements.”

Vampir was filmed in English on locations in Serbia and is a UK-Serbian-German co-production, produced by Milos Z. Vuckovic, Jean-Louis Alexandre and Dina Vickermann. Award-winning composer Mark Ashworth (ABCs of Death, Entity) created an original score for this.