Cosmotropia de Xam, 2013, 60 mins
Drink my milk, taste my blood.
Esmakra is a milk-like substance used by vampires to infect the human race. Causing addiction. Controlling them. The shadow of darkness is where the vampires stay. Saturated neon colour lights of the big city. Soul intoxication of a single ticket. Near the streets of the weeping houses they are looking for their next victim. A victim for spreading their anima…
A modern psychedelic homage/throwback to the early 70s and the days of atmospheric Jean Rollin movies…there’s a vampire society amidst humans regurgitating a white drug with which to enslave the humans
This is a surreal nightmare, infused with strong visual influences from Zulawski to Jean Rollin to Japanese horror manga, set to a score that moves from pounding 80s-style electronics to 70s prog and psychedelic rock.