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The Vampire Family

Semya vurdalakov

Soviet Union, 1990
Horror

Synopsis

This is the third screen version of Tolstoy’s Gothic novelette “Sem’ya vurdalaka,” which was written in 1839 and first published in 1884. A newspaper sent a young reporter to a town in the Russian countryside with the intention to do a story about the strange stories that circulate there.

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The Vampire Family Directed by Gennadiy Klimov, Igor Shavlak

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  • José Neves's rating of the film The Vampire Family

    An unusual film seen in the PC and in a poor copy that, however, works at all in its enigmatic potential. With an unrealistic use of music, the film appeals to a set of images literally clouded by a spirit of indeterminacy and illogicality, always walking towards a limit of its visibility and understanding. As if the plethoric of some Russian classics were haunted by an intense (meta)physical (un)sustainability.