According to a friend who is, apparently, more connected within the bowels of the horror news industry than I am, the following trailer has been making the rounds online since late last year. I guess I’m late the party — no pun intended — because I’ve never heard of Stephen Cafiero and Vincent Lobelle’s 2008 French horror/comedy “Vampire Party” until today. And despite the language barrier that exists between myself and the endlessly amusing trailer posted below, I’m actually kind of jazzed about it’s upcoming November 17th release date, which comes courtesy of Dark Sky Films. As it turns out, I have absolutely nothing to do that day. Coincidence? Not really. Then again, I’m not exactly a social butterfly, either. I suppose that goes without saying.
Here’s what it’s all about:
Best friends and hardcore partiers Sam (Patrick Mille), Alice (Frédérique Bel), and Prune (Julie Fournier) have scored invitations to Medici Night, the legendary VIP bash held every year at a remote castle. But when they discover that this wild party is being thrown by an elite race of blood-crazed vampires, they’ll have to stake, stab, slice, bludgeon, and blast their way out of a soiree where the hosts are thirsty and the bar is now open.
Considering that the number of French parties I’m invited to has dropped substantially over the past 31 years, I suppose this is as close to the scene as I’ll probably get. Impossibly sad, yes, but somehow I think I’ll manage. Enjoy the trailer below.