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The Blood is the Life (feature making-of documentary)



Select Press

Press Kit   -  STILLS

  • “ a love letter to offbeat lesbian vampire films and a portent discourse on self-identity, feminism, and the violence wrought from religious dogma. Fans of subversive cinema and vampire lore alike should find plenty to appreciate" Chris Hallock, VideoScope Magazine Summer 2017
  • "Blood of the Tribades is a magical and enchanting foray into the fairy tale world of 1970s vampire cinema that explores some powerful socio-political, gendered, and religious themes, all of which resonate in regards to the contemporary landscape." - Rebeeca Booth, Diabolique Magazine
  • "...Blood of the Tribades is a beautifully filmed and thought provoking commentary on the dangers of tradition and the constraints of gender roles...Directors Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola created a mind-blowing theatrical world with breathtaking visuals." - Morbidly Beautiful
  • "...the film examines the perception of women in an oppressively masculine society, one in which they are taught obedience and complacency, remaining the unwitting victims of theocratic doctrine weaponised by dogmatic fundamentalists...8/10" - Andrew Marshall, Starburst Magazine
  • “...refreshingly uncommon...featuring a unique, fully realized world unto its own—a world populated by vampires that roam forests and with its own hierarchy and class system in place. Besides the immersive mythology of the piece, the impressive array of locales—many absolutely gorgeous—on display in this film is astounding…” - Daniel XIII, Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • "...acts as an attack on those who bend religion to their own ends, and serves to highlight the detriment (to both men and women) brought about by patriarchy and male privilege."Kevan Farrow, Scream
  • "Cacciola and Epstein have a real love and deep knowledge of 70s Euro-horror; and it’s that passion which shines through each and every cell of this movie" - Phil Wheat, Nerdly



  • Winner Best New England Film - Boston Underground Film Festival
  • Winner Best Acting Ensemble - Sanford International Film Festival
  • Winner Best Vampire Film, Winner Best '70s Throwback - Fantasmagorical Film Festival
  • Winner Best Score - Genreblast Film Festival
  • Winner Best Film - Imaginarium Film Festival
  • Winner Best Retro Feature - Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival