Are you looking to loosen up a bit this month with a modern vampire comedy? If so then you may want to cozy up with someone and check out this clever two-fanged flick directed by David Ruehm where the laughs run as freely as the blood.
Entitled Therapy of a Vampire, the film is set in pre-World War II Vienna, where a Count named von Kozsnom (Tobias Moretti) has lost all faith in life and seeks psycological counseling from Sigmund Freud (Karl Fischer) to regain momentum in his love life.
Vienna, 1930. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients; the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it’s Viktor’s headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she’s the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.
The reception for the film was very positive during its run in the film festival circuit in the last two years, winning Best European, North or South American Feature at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec.
Therapy of a Vampire will be released in New York and Los Angeles on June 10th, and a wider theatrical will kick start on June 24th from Music Box Films.