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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.11.16] Austria comedy vampires

It's true. Therapy for a Vampire is another vampire movie but I guarantee it's unlike any of the other releases of the last few years – with perhaps the exception of What We Do in the Shadows (review) which also offered up something new and interesting when it comes to stories about the undead.

Written and directed by David Ruehm, Therapy for a Vampire is a comedy set in 1930s Vienna in which Count von Közsnöm, having lost interest in his 500-year old relationship with his wife the Countess, turns to a renowned doctor named Sigmund Freud. Over the course of his night-time treatments, the Count recounts his relationship troubles, shares thoughts on his headstrong and very human girlfriend Lucy all the while the good doctor tries to navigate the vampire through his personal troubles.

It sounds ridiculous and thankfully, the trailer completely matches the tone of the story. Ruehm's movie looks like a good bit of fun that doesn't take itself too seriously and revels in vampire story tropes. Throw in cinematographer Martin Gschlacht of Goodnight Mommy and Revanche fame and you've got yourself a package that looks far better than the crazy plot suggests.

Therapy for a Vampire opens theatrically in NY and LA on June 10 before expanding across the country.

Recommended Release: What We Do in the Shadows

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