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

  • Onur Tukel
    Onur Tukel
    USA / Turkey

Festival & Awards
Sundance Film Festival – World Dramatic Competition
IFF Rotterdam – Big Screen Competition

press quotes

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!
Bloody Disgusting

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.

Onur Tukel
USA / Turkey

Onur Tukel is a filmmaker, writer/illustrator and occasionally an actor. He probably own the world’s largest unread book collection. He doesn’t exercise at all. Prior to SUMMER OF BLOOD he directed 5 feature films and published two children’s books. About his feature film RICHARD’S WEDDING the Wall Street Journal claimed that it ‘sets a new standard for laughs-per-minute in a micro-budget comedy”. His latest film SUMMER OF BLOOD had premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and received great reviews. Tukel is currently directing an experimental feature film with musician Jamie Block.


2014 Summer of Blood, feature
2012 Richard’s Wedding, feature
2004 The Pigs, feature
2001 Ding-a-ling-LESS, feature
1998 Sergio Lapel’s Drawing Blood, feature
1996 House of Pancakes, feature