Ferat Vampire ★★★★½

Gives new meaning to that old joke: How do you cut the price of a Skoda in half? Empty the gas tank.

Not only does Herz provide one of the best opening credits sequences ever executed (it’s a movie unto itself), he deploys his customary agile satire to skewer anarcho-capitalism’s tediously predatory cycles while also paying fond homage to virtually every cinematic Dracula up to that point. As meta-horror movies go, this is on a par with Cuadecuc, Vampir.

Yet despite the film’s pointed condemnation of corporate fascism, I’d still pay good money for a pitch-black truckers cap with the Ferat Motors logo on it. Consider me drained.

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