A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification…and vampires. – IMDB
Nextflix just released the trailer and poster for Osmany “OZ” Rodríguez’ horror/comedy ‘VAMPIRES VS. THE BRONX‘ and it has already trended. The boogie down/gentrification-themed film is scheduled to hit October 2, 2020 on Netflix as part of its Halloween season “Netflix and Chills” genre-tinged lineup!
Peep the trailer below —
As we previously reported just a few weeks ago, gentrification is coming to the South Bronx and the blood-sucking creatures of the night are landlords looking to feed off the community that is now attractive to real estate speculation, who face neighborhood resistance in the form of three gutsy kids. Comparisons abound on the blogosphere positing against Joe Cornish‘s British action-comedy romp, Attack The Block (2011). South Bronx…South London…Pesky meddling kids. You get it.
Real world tone-deaf parasitic developers have been circling in the shadows of the South Bronx for some time (read: Keith Rubenstein, Somerset Partners (#whatpianodistrict)), so this light-hearted take on the very real issue should come as a welcome reprieve from the actual bloodsuckers drawing their plans against us.
The film is the brainchild of Dominican-born Bronx-raised director/editor Osmany “OZ” Rodríguez.
The film boasts an eclectic and diverse ensemle: Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, Gregory Díaz IV, Sarah Gadon, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Shea Whigham, Coco Jones, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martínez, Chris Redd, Vladimir Caamaño, Jeremie Harris, Adam David Thompson, Judy Marte, Richard Bekins, and Zoe Saldaña.
We’re looking forward to this one. More details at: netflix.com/VampiresvsTheBronx