Tag: Abel Ferrara

January 29, 2014 / / Main Slate

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Thanks in no small part to the vampire film resurgence of the early 1990s, with titles like BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992), INNOCENT BLOOD (1992), BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992) and INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994), 1995 saw the American release of no less than six movies with bloodsuckers front and center. Those six films wouldn’t all be confined to the horror genre and they would target surprisingly specific demographics from each other, the films are: DRACULA DEAD AND LOVING IT, EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, BLOOD & DONUTS, VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, NADJA and THE ADDICTION. Strangely enough, you could split them in half between either falling into a comedy or horror approach and you could also halve them based on one other trait: the latter three all take place in New York City.

January 22, 2014 / / Main Slate

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For most filmmakers, starting a career with features titled 9 LIVES OF A WET PUSSY and THE DRILLER KILLER, would not lead to much – if any – mainstream success. Abel Ferrara may not be a director that has courted Hollywood acceptance but is one that found a way – unlike most of his down and dirty exploitation peers – to strike a balance between the grit of his earliest work and the commercial viability of the type of cynical, excessive genre cinema that would take off in the 1980s.