Bloodsucking mania takes a bite out of the Film Society this Monday with Thirst

In case you aren’t getting out much, vampire mania is everywhere:

trueblood_postertwilight-movie-posterBut on Monday, June 20th, Film Comment Selects a vampire movie of a very different stripe with Thirst. Directed by Park Chan-wook of Old Boy fame (rent it now if you haven’t seen it!), Thirst is a “gory but goofy grand guignol take on the vampire film—a genre hybrid that takes its horror-romance premise and shifts gears into black comedy and screwball farce with an adultery-and-murder intrigue plot lifted from Zola’s Thérèse Raquin,” in the words of Film Comment editor Gavin Smith.

Check out the trailer below–it’s in Korean, but does give you some idea of the visual gloss you can get out of a Park Chan-wook film.

The director will join us in person at the event!

THIRST Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:30opm

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