Netflix’s Vampires vs. The Bronx: The Comical Horror
Netflix’s Vampires vs. The Bronx comical horror is a refreshing, unconventional tale. One that today has become all too familiar: gentrification. It is also a movie about an infestation of blood-sucking demons, vampires.
The film starts with three youngsters Miguel, Bobby, and Luis (Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones III, and Gregory Diaz IV.) They lament over the changes in their Bronx community. Local stores are overtaken by ridiculous shops, thanks to real estate company Murnau Properties.
The neighborhood Luis, Bobby, and Miguel grew up in is changing. But Miguel won’t go down without a fight. He plans a block party to “Save the Bodega,” a local shop owned by longtime friend Tony. From here, Miguel, Bobby, and Luis investigate the mysterious Murnau Properties.
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They meet Frank Polidori (Shea Whigham), the real estate tycoon. We see later that he is in bed with the vampires invading the community. (The name Polidori is another nod to vampirism. John William Polidori is credited for creating the vampire fiction genre. With reference made to his 1819 novel The Vampyre,).
The three young lads are put to the test. This makes the movie one hell of a ride!
To great success, the film blends the legend of vampirism with modern-day culture. Yes, the leads use crucifixes, wooden stakes, and holy water. A particularly blasphemous scene features Miguel and Luis STEALING holy water during a church service! One led by Father Jackson (Method Man,) to protect themselves. But they also use garlic adobo, A TIMBERLAND BOOT, the Wesley Snipes film Blade.
The film not only is an effective horror comedy; it also details the power of numbers. The three boys eventually unite the whole community to rid themselves of the bloodsuckers.
Vampires vs. The Bronx is streaming on Netflix now