Vampire Ghost

The Vampire’s Ghost

The non-stop drum soloing of the African natives are but percussive Tweets, warning everyone in the jungle that a vampire is on the loose. And he is, but he’s not really loose as in “chase you through the woods” kinda thing, but rather, “don’t go out picking coconuts at night or you get your neck sucked out.”

The Vampire’s Ghost

Web Fallon is a bar owner in the coastal African town of Bakunda. He’s the vampire. Don’t give me that look, they tell you right up front. He tries using his vampire mind-control skills on Father Gilcrest, a local priest who stands up to the vampire.

The Vampire’s Ghost

Some guy with a chick the vampire desires shows up, and she gets vamp-o-tized (hypnotized by a vampire – my word, not theirs), and taken to a cave for some sort of immortal marriage ceremony once the moon supersizes. (Note: Who would want to be married to the same chick for all eternity? I thought vampires were smarter than that.) Everybody chases the unhappy couple to the cave and retribution ensues.

The Vampire’s Ghost

The Vampire’s Ghost (1945) is dialogue driven, which means no turning into a vampire, no looking like a vampire, no showing the draining of native blood like a vampire. The thing they really missed the vein on was the sub-text, which has the vampire complaining about being hundreds of years old and wanting to give up his line of work. Not to worry — the natives are going to throw him one heckuva last birthday party. Still, blah turns into snore.

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