Gorica Regodic (Next to Me), Joakim Tasic (Santa Maria della Salute) and Balkan screen legend Eva Ras (Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator) all star in Branko Tomovic’s European arthouse horror film Vampir, which Bloody Disgusting first reported on last April.
Now, Variety has the first image with news that Reel Suspects has boarded sales on the film that is inspired by actual vampire cases in Serbia.
“Our film is inspired by the real vampire cases that occurred in Serbia in the early 1700s,” says Tomovic. “Those were the origin of vampires. Though Vampir is set in modern times, it’s based on those myths, superstitions and folk elements.”
In the film, “After witnessing a crime in London and looking for a place to hide for a while, Arnaut (played by Tomovic) is offered a job by charming yet ruthless local Vesna (Regodic) to look after a cemetery in a small remote village in Serbia. He soon starts to have nightmarish visions and is frequently visited by the mysterious older woman Baba Draga (Ras) who guides Arnaut into the darkness. Only the village priest (Tasic) seems to be trying to keep him safe from the sinister intentions of the villagers.”
Vampir was filmed in English on locations in Serbia last summer and is a UK-Serbian-German co-production, produced by Milos Z. Vuckovic, Jean-Louis Alexandre and Dina Vickermann. Award-winning composer Mark Ashworth (ABCs of Death, Entity) will create an original score for this.