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It's a wildly unlikely friendship: Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old gay vampire, meets Hulda, a recovering addict mourning her brother's recent overdose. The two misfits bond in the bonkers, cartoonishly gory THIRST, the campy yet heart-centered horror-comedy that you didn't know you needed. Together, Hulda and Hjörtur take on Jens, a cop who suspects Hulda of killing her brother while he investigates Hjörtur's series of bloody murders. Jens' wife, Ester, is an unhinged televangelist with a cult following, and they're prepared to do anything to keep the evils of blood-sucking and drug abuse out of Reykjavík.

A comic freak-out of a movie, THIRST features lurid dream sequences, an animated detour into rogue taxidermy, a re-animated corpse, and literal gallons of blood splattering, squirting, and pooling everywhere! Through all the insanity, the movie also explores grief, family, religious hypocrisy, and forgiveness. It's an off-the-hook movie that works grisly sight gags into a profoundly queer story of love and belonging. — Frank Danay

  • Year
  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    New Mexico
  • Note
    Icelandic with English subtitles
  • Director
    Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson