“YOU MAY THINK YOU HAVE THE BOSS FROM HELL, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE MY JOB, BECAUSE I REALLY DO HAVE THE BOSS FROM HELL”
Sam Matheson vampire connoisseur lands the job of the century, when he meets an old man, while watching…what else…a vampire movie. Sam and the man converse over the semantics of vampires and how to become one. The man is taken with Sam’s youth, as he is old and his days of vitality wanes. The old man takes Sam to meet Simon Boliver.
Sam quickly learns WHAT Simon Boliver. Sam has his own face-to-face interview with a VAMPIRE. After a short talk between the old man and Simon, Sam is hired to become Simon’s familiar. A familiar is one who cares for a vampire and takes care of personal affairs during the daylight while the vampire slumbers.
Time flies and Sam learned quickly Simon was amoral, foul mouthed and arrogant self centered son of a bitch. Life as Simon’s Familiar was not all it was cracked up to be. When a slayer is murdered, secrets are learned and a vendetta ensues.
“I like whore! I love them. The way they dressed…the texture of their skin, the way they smell.”
I enjoyed watching Zimmerman’s FAMILIAR. His vampire was a real asshole! Simon’s favored flavor was Harlot blood. Sam would have to line up dates with “women of the loosest morals” night and then be expected to foot the bill.
The twenty-two minute short covers 5 years of Sam’s servitude to Simon and all the hell his boss put him through. Sam may be young and according to Simone is a “moron” so the ending was sweet surprise and I quite liked the ending. And the Song City of Vampires by the Dead Vampires was reminiscent of the vibe of the 80’s band, THE CULT and as the credits roll, the lagniappe was getting to listen to the song…loved it.!
Rating: 4 out of 5