Thursday, 21 July 2011

Serbian vampires close-up!

This Serbian documentary provides an exceptional look at some of the places related to vampire history and legends in Serbia, including Kisiljevo and Medvedja. As I do not understand the language, I cannot tell you much about what they are actually saying, but names of places and persons, like e.g. Petar Blagojevic (i.e. 'Peter Plogojowitz'), are easy to recognize. Part two also includes some (split screen) clips from the old Leptirica film.

It is pretty ridiculous to see a guy trying to locate the grave of Blagojevic using a pendulum, and I had to smile when I saw Flückinger portrayed as an old man writing the Visum & Repertum. But I find it very nice to see Serbians reclaiming the vampire. After all this is where it started. Without the vampires - or at least the villagers worried about vampires - of Kisiljevo and Medvedja we would hardly be talking about vampires today.

1 comment:

prvi srpski vampir said...

Movie "leptirica" is a Milovan Glisic(Serbian writer)story and it is only fiction. Nothing more, nothing less. Try to find story of Arnaut Pavle, who served together with Peter Plogojevitz ( Petar Blagojević Serbian version of that name) in Turkish wars.

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