Vampires: Only $1

The Vampire in the HoleMovie budgets these days range anywhere from “about what I pay for rent” to “could feed a Third World country.” But when you come across a highly-polished independent horror film like The Vampire in the Hole, which the producers claim was made for $1, you scratch your butt in disbelief and think, “What did they spend the $1 on?”

Filmed in Spain, The Vampire in the Hole has a slick look that belies its monetary constraints, with cars being flipped through the air as if thrown by The Hulk, blood leaking back into mouths and nostrils (how did they do that? It looks too convincing to simply be the film running backward), and cafeteria plates shooting off the very shelves they were born to occupy. If you didn’t know, you’d swear this was at least a $1.50 cent movie.

The Vampire in the Hole Here’s the outline as provided free by the filmmakers: Vampirism is a newly discovered viral illness whose initial stages spread as quickly as the flu. May has just turned seventeen and has become infected. She is the only vampire in her family and her neighborhood and, as such, her life changes dramatically. In her daily surroundings she is now seen as a monster: kids throw stones at her and she is bullied at work. However, May tries to adapt by following the rules and norms set by the government on infected citizens who wish to fit back into society.

Opinion is divided about what should be done with the “infected.” Should one accept them, or reject them? And this division foreshadows a future war where racism and intolerance will hasten the inevitable, definitive rift between humans and vampires.”

Depending on which side I’ll eventually take, I say kill ’em all.

The Vampire in the HoleClearly, the film and editing gear was pre-owned. The actors worked for free (although one vampire demanded union scale, which I believe for the undead is .35 cents), and they used real blood instead of that pricey artificial Hollywood stunt blood. To feed the crew, they sent the vampires into the sewers to snag some tasty rats and discarded baby alligators, which remarkably taste like pollo.

It’d be cool if The Vampire in the Hole went on to make millions of dollars, just like The Blair Witch Project/1999 ($22,000 budget, $248 million gross) and Paranormal Activity/2009 ($15,000 budget, $194 million gross). Then maybe they could afford to make an even bigger blockbuster sequel for $2.

Check out what a cool movie this is by going to their website and watching the trailer [click HERE] and see for yourself what a buck gets you these days.

One Response to “Vampires: Only $1”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Is this a scary show

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