One of the great things about being a horror fan is that we can experience the full gamut of cinephilia without leaving the friendly confines of our favorite genre. For example, if we’re in the mood for some action, there’s action-horror. If we want to laugh, there are horror comedies. And if we want a drama, we can watch movies like All the Moons.
This one is set in 19th-century Spain, and it’s about an orphan girl who’s rescued from her orphanage by a vampire. The girl has some life-threatening injuries, so her rescuer saves her by turning her into a vampire too. As time passes, the loneliness of living forever begins to weigh on her, and some time later, she’s taken in by a man who cares for her as if she were his own daughter. This new life soon compels her to rebel against her vampiric nature, and she begins to long for the normal human life she never had.
That description sounds super intriguing, and it recalls great films like Nosferatu the Vampyre and Let the Right One In. Loneliness is one of the most painful things we can endure, and vampires are uniquely suited to explore this terrible ordeal.
On top of that compelling premise, this trailer also features a bunch of really cool imagery. In particular, it looks like All the Moons will give us some tried-and-true vampire classics with a few new tricks up its sleeve as well. For example, there’s a split-second shot of the girl crawling up a wall, and even though we’ve seen that a million times before, it’s still an effectively creepy visual that I don’t mind seeing again.
On the new side, there’s the scene where a boy points out that the girl (who he presumably doesn’t know is a vampire) isn’t being stung by the bees swarming around her. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in a vampire movie before, but it’s a cool new element to introduce into the lore. It also looks like the girl will be able to go out into the sunlight, so I wonder how far this movie will stray from the traditional vampire mythology we’re all familiar with. I love new twists on these classic creatures, so I’m all for it.
All the Moons has already been released in some European markets, but unfortunately it doesn’t have a North American distributor yet. So while we don’t know when we’ll get to see this film, it’s definitely one to keep an eye out for.
So what do you think of the trailer for All the Moons? Do you agree with JP that it looks like a great new vampire drama? Let us know in the comments!