Neil Jordan, director of Interview with the Vampire, has a new vampire horror-thriller sales poster for Byzantium. Starring is Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones and Danny Mays.
Eleanor and Clara are two mysterious and poor young women fleeing the scene of a vicious crime. They take refuge at the seafront in some deteriorating hotels.
Clara sells her body for money and soon enough meets Noel. Noel’s guesthouse is the Byzantium. Clara and Eleanor move in with Noel and soon after turn the Byzantium into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Eleanor who is the younger of the two females meets Frank. She soon starts pouring out her soul to him telling him her darkest inner secrets. Eleanor confesses that Clara is her mother and that she was born in 1804. Eleanor looks 16 and Clara looks only a few years older then her. Lastly, she confesses to be a vampire and responsible for the small town’s death toll.
I will definitely watch Byzantium when I can and can’t help but remember "We Are the Night" when I think of this vampire movie.