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"Vampires Vs. The Bronx" Shows Gentrification For The True Horror That It Is

These vampires don't stand a chance.

With Halloween around the corner, Netflix is bringin' on the monsters. And sure, vampires are scary. But you know what's even scarier? Gentrification.

A vampire showing his fangs in Vampires Vs. The Bronx
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And in Vampires vs. the Bronx, the gentrifiers are hungry for more than just displacement. They're out for blood...literally!

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The film follows a group of brave teens who must save their neighborhood from these blood-sucking invaders who are tearing down buildings in favor of luxury apartment buildings and killing off residents one by one.

Rita in the film telling Miguel that they need garlic and wooden stakes
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Needless to say, people are excited for it.

@contodonetflix @Ozrodriguez01 Vampires as a metaphor for gentrification/racism are just soooo brilliant and I can’t wait for this!

yessssssssssssssss @Ozrodriguez01 let's fucking goooooooooooooooooo https://t.co/ZnsUhT4h3Q

LRT THE KID MERO IN A MOVIE ABOUT VAMPIRES IN THE BRONX PLEASE TELL ME THEY LET HIM RUN WILD

It was cowritten by Oz Rodriguez and Blaise Hemingway and directed by Oz, who is best known for his work as a director on Saturday Night Live.

The movie also stars Jaden Michael as Miguel Martinez...

...Gregory Diaz IV as Luis Acosta...

...Imani Lewis as Gloria...

...Gerald Jones III as Bobby Walker...

Bobby, Luis, and Miguel looking at something
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...Coco Jones as Rita...

...The Kid Mero as a bodega owner...

...and many, many more!

Two people in the trailer that appear to be on-lookers
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I think it's fair to say that vampires are no match for any Bronx resident, so I can't wait to see how this plays out. Watch the film for yourself when it's released on Netflix on Friday, Oct. 2.

Vampires Vs. The Bronx title screen
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