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"If you summon the Devil, he will show up." On the hunt for his next big story, a novelist finds more than he bargained for when he encounters evil incarnate in the form of a serial killer who seeks immortality through unspeakably sinister means in The Lake Vampire, aka El vampiro del lago. Ahead of its opening night screening in Los Angeles this Friday, September 27th via Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures, we've been provided with an exclusive new trailer for The Lake Vampire to share with Daily Dead readers.

The Lake Vampire will open at the Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles this Friday, September 27th before coming to VOD later this autumn from Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures.

Below, we have the exclusive trailer, official details, and images from the film, and to learn more about the opening night screening of The Lake Vampire, visit:

Press Release: Uncork’d Entertainment and Dark Star Pictures announce the North American theatrical release of the crime thriller The Lake Vampire (El vampiro del lago). Based on the novel “A Vampire in Maracaibo” by Venezuelan author Norberto José Olivar—in turn inspired by the real-life case of Zacarías Ortega, one of Venezuela’s most notorious serial killers known  for drinking the blood of his victims—the debut feature by Carl Zitelmann opens Friday, September 27 at the Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles, followed by a VOD release later this fall.

Desperate to find a subject for his next novel, Ernesto Navarro follows the tracks of a mysterious killer who decapitates his victims without leaving a trace. The investigation leads him to Jeremías Morales, a retired police detective who came across a similar case back in the 1970s. Morales was in charge of the strange case of Zacarías Ortega, a man obsessed with drinking blood and becoming immortal. Without realizing it, Navarro is dragged into a perverse game that began many years earlier and from which Morales has never been able to escape.

Ortega, a man accused of practicing witchcraft, used to drug his victims then cut their throats and drink their blood. In 1975, when Ortega was captured and detained, he confessed he committed all his crimes to honor an alleged pact with the devil, who made him immortal. True to the spirit of the book, the stirring thriller The Lake Vampire moves between facts and superstition, and signals an auspicious debut by Zitelmann.

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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