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Posted on: September 6th, 2021

The first stills are here from Kicking Blood, a dark vampire comedy premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this month.

Directed by Blaine Thurier the film follows Anna (Alanna Bale), a modern-day vampire who falls for a charming recovering alcoholic and resolves to quit drinking blood and become human again. The cast also includes Luke Bilyk, Vinessa Antoine, Ella Jonas Farlinger, Ben Sutherland, and Rosemary Dunsmore.

“We wanted to make a meaningful film about the human side of vampires: What do they say about us, about our desires, our appetites, our fears and weaknesses?” explains Thurier, who co-wrote the script with Leonard Farlinger. “Vampires suffer through an eternal cycle of murder, getting high off their victims’ blood, and suffering blood hangovers. But for our protagonist, Anna, the emptiness, loneliness, and futility of immortality surfaces after centuries of bloodshed and she starts on a journey to recovery and back to humanity. Kicking Blood approaches this journey with respect while still reflecting the humour in all of it.”

Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)

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