We’re getting to the end of my horror movie marathon but I’m still discovering a few good picks. Today I sat down to watch Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood (2014), another movie that’s more comedy than horror but still worth watching for anyone interested in seeing how a vampire movie directed by Woody Allen might turn out.
Erik Sparrow (Onur Tukel) is a dick. He never shuts up and manages to ruin every moment he spends with another person. After refusing his girlfriend’s marriage proposal and slowly self-destructing, he runs into a man one night who bites him on the neck and turns him into a vampire. Now he’s a dick with the power to mesmerize and even worse, seduce anyone he wants.
As you might expect, there’s a lot of humour in this film. Tukel is great onscreen, though some moments were difficult to watch since I’m the type who gets easily embarrassed when characters put themselves in awkward situations. It was like watching The Wonder Years all over again. All that aside, this might not be the best choice for people who prefer more gore in their horror comedies, such as in Shaun of the Dead or What We Do In the Shadows. Though it does have a lot to offer if you like watching awkward characters fumble through life.
Summer of Blood has no scares but makes up for it with a lot of laughs. Highly recommended if you’re in the mood for something light and hilarious.
Availability: Netflix US