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The Sanguinarian


Vampire fanboys and fangirls have reason to rejoice. June marks the release of the third installment in The Twilight Saga and the new season of HBO's True Blood series. And for local vampire freaks, the official red-carpet opening of The Sanguinarian is on Saturday, June 5.

Local director Analisa Ravella shot the film in Idaho. The Sanguinarian is the story of handsome Christoph, a suicidal vampire drawn to the decadence of underground blood bars. The film explores themes of good vs. evil and the entanglements of immortal life. It features a diverse soundtrack with a range of international artists, including Cylab, Culture Kulture and Iris. An eerie score was written by Seattle's Jyri Glynn with help from Boise-based Brandy Angela.*

The red carpet screening is full of frills: Sanguinarian swag bags for the first 50 guests, a $100 Costume Shop gift certificate for winner of the "best dressed vampire" contest, red carpet photo opportunities, themed vendors and artists, a vampire raffle and a vampire bar.

For those weary of daylight, there's an afterparty at 10:30 p.m. (also at the Egyptian) featuring live music from Electronika and Cylab, giving vampire fans ample opportunity to commingle and swap bodily fluids. Read more about the film on Page 35.

Saturday, June 5, 7 p.m.-midnight, $10 or $8 in costume, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454. For more information, visit

*CLARIFICATION: The film's score was written by Boise-based Brandy Angela and Seattle's Jyri Glynn.