Guillermo Amoedo’s The Stranger
Guillermo Amoedo’s The Stranger puts a new twist on the myth of the vampire, mixed in with a bit of mystery; it does not win any performance accolades but is noteworthy entertainment.
As the title suggests, the audience is met with the stranger from the very beginning as he comes looking for an Ana, but he is not the only stranger in the film. Everyone else seems to be strange as well.
Firstly, there’s the mystery of who Ana is, then the tagger (graffiti artist) and everything seems strange. Of course, 20 minutes into the film and any buff would have already guessed the mystery. However, its idea that vampirism is a disease that is quite fascinating.
Now, a number of films have toyed around with the idea, but this one presents the infected as mere humans with a lust for blood, like a shot of adrenaline. However, there is also a hint of mysticism especially when the stranger blesses his own blood before using it to cure the tagger.
Anyway, like I said, this film does not win any accolades, but it’s a refreshing bloody entertaining film.