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Down and Out in Vampire Hills

USA 2022
produced by
Sean Glumace, Heather Joseph-Witham, Craig Railsback, Renah Wolzinger, Scott Bourquin, Joseph Kelbie Williamson, Dawna Lee Heising (executive) for Railsback Productions, Eye on Excellence Productions
directed by Craig Railsback
starring Dawna Lee Heising, Ken May, LeJon, Bill Houskeeper, Deborah Dutch, Heather Joseph-Witham, Vito Trabucco, Walter Hochbrueckner, Vera R. Taylor, Scott Bourquin, Kelly Bourquin, Miles Mallory
written by Heather Joseph-Witham, music by Renah Wolzinger


review by
Mike Haberfelner

Times are tough for vampires Penelope (Dawna Lee Heising) and Harold (Ken May) these days: Sure, they're still top of the food chain, theoretically, but they've long been removed from their castle they've lived in for centuries, chased out of their country, and now they live in a tent, somewhere in the Hollywood Hills - and are confronted with an eviction note even there. And suddenly they come to the conclusion they need to make money, the human way. But that's easier said than done, as no matter what they do, be it garbage pickers, sign spinners, dogwalkers or car washers, they can't avoid killing someone, be it by accident or by instinct of both - so their employment periods tend to be rather brief. And if that wasn't bad enough, they in recent times also face competition in the undead sector from zombies ...


Now Down and Out in Vampire Hills is maybe not the most polished movie to watch, having been made on a budget and at times that shines through, but it sure is lots of fun - with the best punchlines not even stemming from sight gags and gross-out humour but from the mere thought behind things that re-imagines age-old folklore for modern times, and comes to quite hilarious conclusions in the process. And a directorial effort that doesn't necessarily go for just the cheap joke, and an ensemble clearly in on the joke but playing it straight sure help making this a very fine genre comedy sure worth more than a few giggles.


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directed by
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