Blood Relations (1977)

BLOOD RELATIONS (1977)
aka Bloedverwanten
Article 3824 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 1-23-2012
Posting Date: 2-2-2012
Directed by Wim Lindner
Featuring Sophie Deschamps, Maxim Hamel, Ralph Arliss
Country: France / Netherlands
What it is: Horror comedy

A nurse arrives at a small town to discover that the blood supply at the hospital is being raided by a small group of vampires.

The above plot description is an approximation based on what I was able to figure out visually. As you know by now, I don’t always see these movies under ideal circumstances; for example, I often end up watching movies that are not dubbed in or subtitled in English. The odd thing about this one is that I do appear to have an English print of the movie; the credits are in English. The trouble is that my copy lacks a certain something; namely, a soundtrack. The experience was somewhat like watching a movie in a foreign language, except I can’t even rely on sound, music, or even the fluctuations of the human voice to help me out. Still, I was able to figure out that the movie was at least partially a comedy, and it looks like a rather offbeat and interesting one at that. The vampires aren’t the conventional sort; they drink their blood out of bottles, sometimes with straws, and the only neck-biting is in a scene from a movie they end up watching. Naturally, I can’t give any worthwhile critique of this one; however, it is one in which I’d revisit if I could get it with the soundtrack. Until then, all I can say is that it looks quite interesting.

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