The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael O'Shea
  • Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten
  • UK release: 21 April 2017

Lonely orphan teenager Milo (Ruffin) lives with his war veteran brother (Moten) in a housing project; obsessed with vampire lore, he meets Sophie (Levine), a fellow orphan and outsider. Low-key, staunchly realistic take on vampirism as a metaphor for how violence operates in teen lives, soldily acted, imaginative and sensitive.

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The Transfiguration

17 Apr 20174 stars

Michael O'Shea's debut is an imaginative indie horror offering a fresh take on vampirism

Vampirism as metaphor is nothing new: bloodsucking myths have made poetic work of everything from the clash of old and new civilisations to teenage sexual tension. Impressive, then, that this low-key, staunchly realist take on the subject manages to…

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