Everyone has a “bad wedding” story, but this one just may take the cake–the wedding cake, of course.
Dreamland –which comes to you from director Bruce McDonald of Pontypool fame–takes place the night of a very bizarre wedding, according to the organizers of the Fantasia International Film Festival
The film had its North American debut at the festival in Montreal last summer and now comes to the States thanks to Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures. The movie will be available on VOD platforms June 5, 2020.
The film from Shoreline Entertainment–written by Tony Burgess (who also adapted Pontypool from his novel Pontypool Changes Everything) and Patrick Whistler–starts with a bang as a satanic gang boss ironically named Hercules sends a hit man after an over-the-hill trumpet player called The Maestro who alleged snubbed the gangster.
The hit man–Johnny the Killer (nice, huh?)–heads out with orders to cut off the pinkie of the musician before he can play at the aforementioned wedding.
This is where it really gets weird. The wedding is taking place at the opulent palace of another criminal, an evil crime queen called The Countess. Now, The Countess has a brother who just happens to be an old-world vampire who can’t wait to marry his (naturally) child bride.
But before all this happens, Johnny the Killer (remember him?) gets a conscience and decides he wants out of this bloody business. But, predictably, his path to repentance is a rocky road that leads him through The Countess’ palace, complete with mayhem and machine guns. Got all that?
The movie stars Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Henry Rollins (He Never Died) and Stephen McHattie (Pontypool).
Speaking of Pontypool, that 2008 film got director McDonald’s feet wet in the genre. The movie dealt with a deadly virus in Pontypool, Ontario that apparently was spread by the spoken word.
Pontypool, which received mostly positive reviews from film critics, won the 30th Annual Genie Awards for Best Actor and Director, and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on this Dreamland of a vampire wedding.