Subtitled ”a soap opera,” this clever modernization of Heinrich Marschner’s 1827 opera — in which vampirism has inevitably evolved into big business — is wildly entertaining and unexpectedly erotic, a cornucopia of camp and kitsch, shot with the ceaseless energy of a music video. Even people who don’t care about opera will be won over by The Vampyr: When the characters sing words like ”Oh, s—!” in recitative, all of this sounds hilariously, perfectly at home. A-
The VampyrSubtitled ''a soap opera,'' this clever modernization of Heinrich Marschner's 1827 opera — in which vampirism has inevitably evolved into big...The VampyrMusical, HorrorRSubtitled ''a soap opera,'' this clever modernization of Heinrich Marschner's 1827 opera — in which vampirism has inevitably evolved into big...1994-03-18
Genre: Musical, Horror; Starring: Fiona O'Neill, Omar Ebrahim; Director: Nigel Finch; MPAA Rating: R
Posted March 18 1994 — 12:00 AM EST
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