The mockumentary format has now taken on the more sophisticated, eloquent branch of the undead, as a camera crew follows a family of vampires. ‘Living’ in Belgium, a place the head of the vampire family refers to as ‘a flat land full of grey people’, they are bored by their immortality.
The family takes advantage of the country’s welfare system, while the authorities keep them fed with illegal immigrants, children and handicapped folk. Thankfully, these are traditional vampires and must keep to a strict moral code, even if the teenage daughter does want to become human. When they break the clan rules they are exiled to Canada, where even vampires have to work for a living!
Far more credible than Twilight’s vampire family, there is plenty of feeding frenzy action amidst this comedy of manners. At times it can be very disturbing, at other times, laugh-out-loud funny, not to mention the satirical dig at Belgium.
Think Spinal Tap meets The Munsters, in Benelux.