For those of you who are a little wary of vampires after the endless succession of "Twilight" movies (and similar projects, like the "Vampire Diaries" TV series and its dopey spin-off, not to mention HBO's "True Blood" series), well, there's new blood coming in the form of Jim Jarmusch's luxuriously romantic blood-sucking tale "Only Lovers Left Alive." And now the debut trailer has just arrived (via Vulture), to continue your Halloween buzz.

The movie follows the titular lovers (who also happen to be, you know, vampires): Adam (played by "Thor: The Dark World's" Tom Hiddleston), a depressive rock star who lives in a shabbily chic Detroit mansion; and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who spends her days laying around Tangiers. When Eve senses Adam's depression, she rushes to his aid (they have a psychic bond, of course). But their tranquil happiness is interrupted when Ava (Mia Wasikowska), a trouble-making vampire and Eve's little sister, shows up, causing all sorts of trouble. Two's company, three's a crowd, after all.

The trailer does a nice job of evoking the mood and spirit of "Only Lovers Left Alive" without giving anything away, which is very much appreciated. (Especially since the film, one of my very favorites from this year's New York Film Festival, doesn't open theatrically until next spring.)

Hiddleston might be a Comic Con favorite due to his portrayal of Loki in the Marvel movies, but here he really blossoms as an actor. It's the kind of performance that turns actors into stars. And the rest of the cast (Swinton, Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, and Jeffrey Wright) are equally superb. It's fun, it's gorgeous, it's deeply meaningful and romantic. Next spring can't come soon enough.
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Only Lovers Left Alive
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