New Harrowing Trailer for Neil Jordan’s Vampire Drama Byzantium

Thure Lindhardt, Sam Riley and Gemma Arterton in Byzantium (2013) Movie Image

Evil things are afoot in a new trailer for Neil Jordan’s vampire drama “Byzantium”, starring Gemma Arterton as the sexiest British vampire lass you’ll ever want to suck your blood. I get the feeling this movie will be depressing as hell, like some arthouse attempt at horror. If that’s your thing, this might go down pretty easy. If you’re expecting more, though, this might be a tad disappointing.

Find out for yourself in the new trailer below.

Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels. Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel. Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die. And the past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.

Starring Gemma Arteron, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley, Tom Hollander, Caleb Landry Jones, and Daniel Mays.

Sucking this June 28, 2013.

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