Main Plot Points:
- Writer/director Onur Tukel turns in a hilarious performance as the monumentally lazy, socially oblivious and commitment-shy Erik Sparrow, who is dumped by his career-woman girlfriend (Anna Margaret Hollyman, White Reindeer) when he rejects her rather charitable marriage proposal.
- Feeling lost, he turns to a disastrous string of online dates that successively eat away at his already-deteriorating confidence until a lanky vampire turns him into an undead ladykiller, with a maniacal sex drive matched only by his frenzied need to feed on blood.
- A collision of absurd, self-deprecating wit and existential curiosity, Summer of Blood is a hilarious horror-comedy with a clever bite all its own.
What We Thought:
- S.O.B. or Summer of Blood is terrible. And it’s terrible for one reason, its lead.
- I couldn’t stand him. He’s a whiner. He’s ridiculous. He complains yet really has no problems in life.
- I didn’t believe early on that he could have had the girlfriend he had. I then couldn’t believe he could land the dates he got afterwards. He’s weird looking and chubby. And he whines ALL THE TIME. He wouldn’t get any of those women.
- Then it turns into a vampire film and all of a sudden he’s a sex machine. Even as a vampire he’s still a schlub. He’s the most annoying vampire I’ve ever seen. Man did I not like him at all.
- I’m sure someone, probably some pretentious person, will think Summer of Blood is pseudo-intellectual gold (stealing part of that from the DVD box), but I thought it was unwatchable. He’s unwatchable. He’s an unsympathetic loser (to use more of the DVD box quotes). He took me completely out of the film. Ugh!
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Commentary with Onur Tukel
- Behind the Scenes
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Onur Tukel
- Melodie Sisk
Recommended if You Like:
- Bad Vampire/Comedy/Mumblecore crossovers
- Onur Tukel