Summer of Blood is the funniest vampire movie since From Dusk Till Dawn or a one-of-a-kind mix of Nosferatu the Vampyre and Deep Throat. In this case, eruptions of violence are as essential to what is happening on screen as arguments full of biting comebacks are to New York snobs. This could be no other way, however, when the filmmaker is Obur Tukel, a favorite among Wrocław audiences. Like in his cult film Richard’s Wedding, the director himself plays the character of an extroverted intellectual confused by interpersonal relations. As mentioned in one of the opening scenes, Eric Sparrow’s motto is: I don’t wanna make troubles, I just wanna make love! This declaration proves to be prophetic when Sparrow is accidentally bitten by a vampire and, as a result, gains extraordinary sexual prowess. By interspersing pop-culture references with his ideas, Tukel ensures that the film will appeal both to fans of the Twilight Saga and to readers of Bram Stoker.
Onur Tukel is an independent American director, screenwriter, actor, painter, maker of animated films, and book illustrator. Polish audiences will recognize him from the role of the brother and painter in Michael Tully’s film Septien (2011), which was screened at the 2nd American Film Festival. His previous film, Richard’s Wedding, was a hit at the 3rd edition of the American Film Festival. Tukel was our guest then, and in 2013, his film project Summer of Blood took part in the US in Progress production fair in Wrocław.
2001 Ding-a-Ling-Less (short)
2005 The Pigs (short)
2012 Ślub Ryśka / Richard’s Wedding
2014 Krew nocy letniej / Summer of Blood