Vampires are arguably my favorite movie monsters, so it doesn’t take much for a vampire film to catch my eye. Pretty much all it needs to do is exist, and I’ll automatically be interested in it. So when I heard about a new vampire movie called A. K. Tolstoy’s A Taste of Blood, I knew I had to check out the trailer.
The film is based on A. K. Tolstoy’s vampire novella The Family of the Vourdalak, and it’s about a vampire hunter who goes off on a mission and gets turned into a bloodsucker himself. When he returns home, his family members become his targets, so they have to find a way to survive despite their affection for the man he once was.
If that sounds oddly familiar, it’s because one of the segments in Mario Bava’s classic anthology film Black Sabbath is loosely based on that same novella. The segment is called “The Wurdulak,” and it follows almost the exact same plot. Boris Karloff’s character goes out to kill one of his family’s enemies, and he comes back as a vampire who hunts down the people closest to him. It’s a really cool story, so if this movie can even come close to it, we’re in for a real treat.
And after watching the trailer for A. K. Tolstoy’s A Taste of Blood, I think it will. This trailer is super atmospheric from beginning to end, it features some really cool and really creepy vampire scenes, and it previews an intriguing moral dilemma that promises to elevate this story above your typical vampire fare. Simply put, it’s everything I wanted it to be, so I’m counting down the days until I finally get a chance to see this film.
A. K. Tolstoy’s A Taste of Blood hits VOD on May 10.