Sunday, February 25, 2018

Vampiress Review: "Frankula"

The Gist: A bumbling old man is invited by a brood of vampires to become one of them.

Clarification: The premise of the short film is that an old kind of senile man named Frank falls asleep and the vampire portion is an Alice in Wonderland type dream.  Everything the vampires say to try to bring him into the group goes over his head as he's preoccupied with wanting chips.

Selling Point: After how many decades we finally got Hammer Horror super babe Caroline Munro as a vampire.
She was 68 at the time of the filming but I couldn't care less.  She still looks great and I've been waiting for that since Dracula A.D. 1972

Female Vampire Factor: The brood consists of 3 vampiresses (along with a male doctor)
In a "Wizard of Oz" type spin the middle vampire in the picture is also Franks nurse as it seems he lives in a nursing home or assistant living facility in the beginning. This leads to a the cliched "it was just a dream or was it" ending where she wakes him up but the last shot of the scene is her flashing her fangs.
The film was pretty funny so I have no real complaints and Munro was just the icing on the cake.  I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 5 out of 5.

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