Vampyres in ‘We are indie horror’

Remakes of classic films– especially cult classics– can be tricky sometimes, with a filmmaker’s approach holding the potential to tear opinion straight down the middle. For starters, how do you go about remaking a film? Do you opt for a re-imagining or update and hone in on the zeitgeist of the modern era, so as to correct social perspectives or outdated ideas or modes of thinking? Or do you merely take the essence of the original material and bring it over to a more palpable contemporary setting and change very little? Victor Matellano’s Vampyres takes the latter path in his faithful remake, and love letter to 70s Spanish horror, of the 1974 cult classic of the same name.

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