Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill! When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she meets Paul, a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies who is willing to give his life to save hers. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest to fulfill Paul’s last wishes before day breaks.
A teen coming-of-age story with an undead twist, HUMANIST VAMPIRE SEEKING CONSENTING SUICIDAL PERSON proves consistently charming even as it hits a number of expected genre beats. With Sara Montpetit (FALCON LAKE)
“‘What We Do In The Shadows’ for people who grew up loving the soft goth girl vibes of Emily The Strange and Lydia Deetz.” (RogerEbert.com)
“Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person” isn’t a wholly new take on the subgenre. But it is a charming one — a rom-com for teenagers (and teenagers at heart) who swoon when cute boys talk about death.” (Indiewire)
“Ariane Louis-Seize makes her feature-length directorial debut with this daring and daffy horror-comedy that plays like Romeo and Juliet meets Beetlejuice and Amelie.” (Mashable)
Friday, November 24
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HUMANIST VAMPIRE SEEKS CONSENTING SUICIDAL PERSON (Ariane Louius-Seize, 2023 / 90 mins / 18A) A young woman vampire is unable to kill to meet her need for blood, but may have found a solution in a young man with suicidal tendencies.
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