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Hamlet the Vampire Slayer
2008, regia di Jason Witter
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Jason Witter - Soggetto: Jason Witter, Aaron Frale - Sceneggiatura: Jason Witter, Aaron Frale - Fotografia: Scott Bryan - Montaggio: Scott Bryan - Musiche: Scott Bryan - Formato: Color - Durata: 85'.
Cast: Kevin R. Elder, Leslie Nesbit, Doug Montoya, Summer Olsson, George Bach, Andy Brooks, Steve Lucero, Daniel T. Cornish, Scott Bryan, Ethan Moya.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - vampire-movies.co.uk - wontchangetheworld.com - thatguywiththeglasses.com - clicker.com - taliesinttlg.blogspot.it: «I should hate it. By all that is right in films this should go straight to the bottom of the pile. Take Hamlet and then throw in a right royal splash of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Film it on a budget so small that micro seems too big a description and then you have... Actually you have something that, as long as you know it’s going to be a ‘B’ movie, actually works rather well. Shot in Black and White (bar a couple of colour scenes) and lifting the Hamlet story in a completely recognisable way we have… Let’s start at the beginning and Horatio (George Bach) tells us that once in every generation… actually I’m guessing you know the speech. There has to be three takes as Hamlet (Kevin R Elder) is clearly not a female. Though he does want to be a male cheerleader. Cut to a girl, tooling up and hunting vampires, it would seem, down the local Goth club. Yet, after the killing she states that vampire’s do not exist – unlucky for her as Enrique Claudio (Doug Montoya) is there and he is a vampire. The gatekeepers are role playing geeks, the ghost (Elias Lee Francis IV) of Hamlet’s dad less floats around and more trudges, before telling Hamlet that his mother’s, Gertrude (Summer Olsson), new Latin lover… his own brother… is a vampire and killed him. Laertes (Chet Stillwood) is off to cheer-camp – though Polonius (Steve Lucero) wants him to go to military school. Ophelia (Leslie Nesbit) is vapid. ... The gravediggers are actually robbing graves to create a zombie army featuring singing zombies. There is the occasional poo gag that we could have done without because the audacity of what Witter created was just so bizarre that faeces jokes seemed more puerile than normal and rather redundant. The duel between Hamlet and Laertes is actually a cheer-off with a poisoned pom-pom. I kid you not. The acting is better than you would expect, for the most part. The core actors seemed comfortable in their roles, dialogue – modern, Buffy-speak or Shakespearian actually being delivered well. Ophelia bugged – but I am guessing that she was meant to. However there were moments that were genuinely funny. The self-effacing voice-overs and intertitles showed filmmakers who knew just how cheeky they were being. ...».