I remember when I heard about this back in 2013. At the time I was running my Vampire Loving Dork page and you can see the original posts HERE. I thought for sure this movie was going to take off into something epic because of the cast attached, but instead it became a typical little Indie Movie, often never mentioned.
The story is beautiful, and a little tragic, but it's really more of a vampire drama than a horror. The horror element very much takes a backseat to the main story.
A fabulous soundtrack, and amazing cinematography keeps this movie as one of my favorites, despite the fact that it isn't particularly widely know. Tom Hiddleston definitely shows a real affinity for this kind of gothic role (Crimson Peak is another fabulous example), but the whole cast is fabulous. Watch for the late, great John Hurt and the late Anton Yelchin again in roles that are rarely mentioned.
Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
This movie is older, but when I first heard about it I was like-- how did I miss this especially since it starred Tom Hiddleston, and that movie is "Only Lovers Left Alive". When I first heard the title I thought nope it’s horror, but luckily Mels told me it really wasn’t, because if she hadn’t I would of missed this gem of a movie. She also said it was sad, and there was a sad moment but it wasn’t too bad. I did however have a problem with the ending, not because it sucked but because it definitely leaves you wanting more.
It’s basically about two vampires that have been married for a very long time, don’t live together much but can’t stay away from each other, and after hearing their names it’s even more interesting, and no I'm not telling. To find that out you must watch for yourself dear muser, because I’m not sure if this movie is one that many have heard of. Though you definitely should rectify that especially if you love vampires like this writer does, so sit back go to HBO max and enjoy.
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