Byzantium (2012) | Neil Jordan goes for the jugular in the stylish gothic thriller


Upon the wind swept shores of a desolate English seaside town stands the Byzantium guesthouse. After years of being abandoned, its doors are about to be opened again by the predatory Clara (Gemma Arterton), who plans on turning the hotel into a brothel, and her introverted daughter Eleanor (Saoise Ronan). But the undead duo has a dark secret that goes back 200 years and is about to reach its ungodly and deathly climax.


Neil Jordan really does go for the jugular in this strikingly visual film adaptation of Jane Eyre screenwriter Moira Buffini’s stage play, A Vampire Story, while Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and Saoirse Ronan (The Host) are just superb as the mother and daughter duo. This is a return to form for Jordan, best known for A Company of Wolves and Interview with a Vampire, who recently gave us the very bloody and very sexy Showtime drama, The Borgias.


Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook (exclusive to Zavvi).


About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on September 24, 2013, in Horror, Must See, Must-See and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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