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15th October 2010

Summary:

The latest in the popular comedy spoof series sinks its teeth into vampire-themed teen movies.

Becca (Jenn Proske) is a girl in the throes of teenage angst. Living with an embarrassing father, Frank (Diedrich Bader) and starting at a new school in a drab little town doesn't help. But then she spots the deathly-pale Edward Sullen (Matt Lanter) parading around school. Becca thinks she's in love, but complications ensue when she meets muscular Jacob White (Chris Rigg), a guy who's contractually obliged to remove his shirt every ten minutes! Becca finds herself torn between 'Team Edward' and 'Team Jacob' - how will she ever decide who is the man for her? Needless to say, it all comes to a head at the fabulous High School Prom! Packed with gags and references to recent films, TV and music, 'Vampires Suck' amps up the spoofery in this comedy version of a certain highly-popular teen vampire franchise.

Review:

Lets get it out there right now, it's not, nor will it ever be Academy Award material. The hint after all is in the genre name, it's a "spoof" movie, and to that end it lives up pretty well to expectation. There's the usual un-PC like jokes in there (baby and bowling ball spring to mind), the relatively unknown ensemble who end up doing a better job than the original cast. Jenn Proske as Becca Crane has Kristen Stewart's awkward-ness down to a tee, whilst Matt Lanter is a far hotter Edward than Robert Pattinson!

True Twi-hards will HATE it with a vengeance, as it stereotypes everything bad about Twilight including the whole ongoing Team Edward/Team Jacob debate, and they'll definitely hate the ending, although I laughed my head off!

Yes it's completely juvenile humour, yes there are glaring omissions in the script, it sometimes feels rushed, like they didn't know how to work a certain scene, so just grazed over it in their hurry to film another scene that they had worked on, but it's bloody good fun if you're just looking for a film where you don't need to think, and you're wanting to kill an hour or so of your time