Chimères (2013)

The Horror Hothouse

Image sourced from Chimères' official Facebook page Image sourced from Chimères’ official Facebook page

When professional photographer Alex (Yannick Rosset) accompanies his girlfriend Livia (Jasna Kahoutova) back to Romania, he gets a nasty little present. You see, after a night on the local palinka, Alex gets hit by a car (believe me, we tried this stuff in Budapest and you really don’t need to be hit by a car to feel as if you have) and is rushed to the hospital, where he receives some local blood.

Image sourced from Chimères' official Facebook page Image sourced from Chimères’ official Facebook page

Back home in the Swiss city of  Neuchâtel, Alex is starting to feel a bit grim. The sight of Livia chopping up garlic makes him queasy, solid food makes him throw up and he can longer bear sunlight. Selfies and the bathroom mirror reveal Alex’s gradual transformation, but only to Alex. This clever introversion of the traditional vampire movie trope of casting no…

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