SUMMER OF BLOOD
Summer of Blood
Directed by Onur Tukel
USA | 2014 | 86 min | horror comedy | English
Vampire comedy about relationships, attraction, commitment and the true meaning of ‘eternity’. Eric Sparrow, egocentric, emotionally stunted New Yorker. Not too bright, not very attractive finds himself on the brink of a premature mid-life crisis. He is dumped by his girlfriend after rejecting her martial proposal and stuck at a dead-end job. One night, he runs into a vampire in an alleyway. When he wakes up from the darkness, he finds himself changed forever. He’s stronger, more confident and free to do whatever he wants. Dating is a synch. He’s a lothario, a sexual dynamo; able to seduce any women he wants without even trying. Finally, he’s free and unshackled with not a care in the world. Except for one little thing, the excruciating stomach pains. There’s only one remedy for that….BLOOD!
Cast & Crew
Director: Onur Tukel
Screenplay: Onur Tukel
Cinematography: Jason Banker
Editing: Onur Tukel
Cast: Onur Tukel, Anna MArgaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor, Dustin Guy Defa, Keith Poulson, Juliette Fairley, Vanna Pilgrim, Jason Selvig, Jerry Raik
Producers: Clifford Mccurdy, Melodie Sisk, Max Heller, Matt Grady
Festival & Awards
Sundance Film Festival – World Dramatic Competition
IFF Rotterdam – Big Screen Competition
The most unusual of Tribeca’s horror offerings…
New York Times
If Woody Allen made a vampire flick, it might resemble Summer of Blood. Summer of Blood Is One of the Best Horror Comedies in Years!
Tukel’s performance is Wolfman-meets-Woody-Allen genius.
Hammer to Nail
Vampire Comedy with a heart.
Brooklyn hipster variation on the familiar horror movie genre.
Tukel…makes Woody Allen seem an oasis of well-being.
Wall Street Journal
Chosen as one of Indiewire’s 10 Films to See at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and Wall Street Journal’s Top 5 films to catch at Tribeca.