“SUMMER OF BLOOD” To Open Tribeca’s Viewpoints Section


SXSW may only be a few days away, but we’re already looking forward to Tribeca. The annual New York City festival has begun revealing its lineup, and while the Midnighters have yet to be announced, the first wave finds a Brooklyn vampire comedy opening the “Viewpoints” section.

From director DING-A-LING-LESS Onur Tukel (who also stars), SUMMER OF BLOOD sees the “misanthropic and immature Eric face a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this loveable, loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing…blood.”

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 16-27. Also of interest within its lineup is Leigh Janiak’s HONEYMOON (which we’ll catch at SXSW this weekend) and the Chinese noir BLACK COAL, THIN ICE, but there’s sure to be much more genre when the Midnights are unveiled Thursday, March 6th. See images from SUMMER OF BLOOD below.

Photos: Jason Banker

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.

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