This movie was ok. I liked the visuals of the Sunken Place and the twist involving the girlfriend, but the story doesn't make sense overall. What is the rationale for the very specific choice of bodies by the elderly people? Why wouldn't they choose people who wouldn't be missed, rather than people with friends, families and jobs? This film received so much hype that it was a big letdown,
Vampires vs. The Bronx is not scary, funny or original, but it is very racist against white people. A movie promoting this type of prejudice should not be getting the praise this movie has received from professional critics, especially given that it is so mediocre in every other way: writing, acting, direction. There's an attempt here at a Stranger Things style homage to the Eighties, but the concept is tired and the execution is dull.
The premise of the movie is that Radha Blank's character didn't make it as a playwright because of prejudice, but the terrible, cringe-inducing rap she produces to express her frustration suggests that the real reason is a lack of talent. It's good to see a movie about a woman of forty, but this portrayal is not progressive. The protagonist is a sad sack with no vitality who lacks insight and blames her failure to realize her dreams on everyone else. This movie could have been interesting if it gave the viewer some reason to believe that the protagonist didn't thoroughly deserve her also-ran status.