Well the vampire craze has definately gotten out of control again! It seems as if everyone is makin’ a vampire movie these days since the success of the highly over rated crap fest “Twilight”. It really is too bad when a trend which is otherwise pretty dang cool is started by a shitty ass movie! At the least the zombie revival was kicked off by the amazing 28 Days Later. But still I’m a fan of the vampire, even though this year was supposed to be the year of the werewolf it seems to have been derailed by the Wolfman. So vampires are everywhere still and I’m not opposed to that, hell I even got into True Blood.
Well amidst all of this blood sucking there’s still yet another vampire movie I am pretty pumped to check out. Suck is a pretty unique looking flick about a Rock and Roll band that will seem to do anything to make it big and as their last ditch effort they agree too become bloodsuckers to launch their career to superstardom. This canadian film which is showing at SXSW this year and has a pretty amazing cast that includes the likes of Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Alex Lifeson, Moby, Malcom Mcdowell and Dave Foley. It’s score was written by John Kastner of the Doughboys which just happen to be one of my all time fav bands ever. Fellow Universal Dorker, Eljamez is down at the festival as I type this so hopefully he can get into this flick and give us a review here soon.
Here’s the full synopsis: “Seemingly doomed to road trip doldrums and dives, the band The Winners break their slump when their female bass player disappears one night with a studly, stylin’ vampire. She returns charged with sexual charisma that creates audience frenzy and eventually ensnares the rest of the band. Their “hook” launches them to fame. But fame turns out to be a different kind of Hell than AC/DC promised.
Following an “incident” on a national radio show with “Rockn’ Roger”, The Winners hit mega-stardom beyond their wildest dreams. But Joey is haunted by an eerie bartender with a dark secret. And legendary vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing is on their tail tracking them down despite his fear of the dark. But when a veteran music producer calls them on becoming a vampire freak show, their rock ’n roll bubble bursts.”