Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Paul McGann, James Corden, MyAnna Buring, Mathew Horne, Vera Filatova
Director: Phil Claydon
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Two down-on-their-luck slackers take a trip to a remote village to get away from their troubles, only to discover that their destination is the feeding ground for a band of buxom vampire babes. Can they stay alive long eno... more »
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Jorge S. (jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 10/18/2010...
Comparisons to Shaun of the Dead are inevitable as the premise is similar (our hero dumped by his girlfriend, Fat slacker sidekick pal), but is a FUN movie in its own right! Here's hoping a sequal gets made! High recommend!
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Shaun of the Bloodsucking Lesbians
Captain Insanity | NY | 01/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"(Add 1 star to my review if you loved Shaun of the Dead.)
A lot of horror seems to be pouring out of merry old England as of late.
Both serious (28 Days later, Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Broken, The Devils Chair,
Eden Lake, Book of Blood, Mum & Dad, The Children, Zombie Diaries, Gnaw, etc.)
And comical (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The Cottage, I Sell the Dead, Severance, Botched, Small Town Folk)
When I fist read about this flick it's title was Lesbian Vampire Killers,
what happened between then & now I have no idea.
Apparently they decided the vampires weren't lesbian enough.
I think it would find more of an audience if it instead kept it's original title, because it has a hilarious ring to it. (LVK)
Almost like a spoof on the Polanski title (Fearless Vampire Killers)
As it stands the title "Vampire Killers" is a little generic. (but so is the plot, no thinking required)
But that's beside the point.
What you really want to know is... Is it funny & scary?
Sort of and No.
You'll get a chuckle or two, but expect your sides to stay firmly intact. (I will admit though.. the lesbian killing sword borders on hilarious)
With horredies* like Shaun of the Dead, Severance, The Cottage, & Botched coming from that neck of the woods,
(and this is just talking one country now)
the makers of this film really should have put in more of an effort to get people laughing, or at least had the decency to throw some gore at us.
Instead we get some white-jelly vampire vomit.
I mean you feel kind of cheated when there's more white-jelly vampire vomit on-screen that actual gore.
The settings, the atmosphere, the scores, & the cinematography were all spot-on, beautiful in fact, so there's that to look forward to.
So why the three stars?
The addition of lesbians to a story we've seen more times than our own grandmother, does not a good movie make. (Did I say that right?)
Yeah they were HOT, with a capital OH MY GOD!! but they just weren't... nearly.... naked enough.
At least for my perverse tastes.
The duo who wrote the script used to be producers for MTV at the time, so that should speak volumes... upon volumes.... upon volumes.
This flick seems to want to capitalize on the fame of Shaun of the Dead, but doesn't seem to have the love for the source material that that flick had.
This is a loveless affair... but it's one, at the very least, my wife enjoyed.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
To kill a lesbian vampire one must penetrate their lesbian heart.
Shaun of the Dead, Black Sheep, Severance, Botched, The Cottage, Fright Night, From Dusk Till Dawn,
Bordello of Blood, Bad Taste, Dead Alive, The Frighteners, Return of the Living Dead Part 1 & 2, Jack Brooks Monster Slayer"
Well made and way better than critics say
Philip C. Perron | New England, USA | 02/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, another vampire film ... again. And another attempt at a comedy-horror film ... again. And critics were mixed on whether this was worth your time or simply mediocre. Well, to be honest, going in expecting just an average film at best actually made me come out saying "that film was great" and for all the good reasons!!!
This is an English film which at times follows the same line as Shaun of the Dead but instead of zombies our antagonists are vampires (or more correctly, lesbian vampires). The stars are two blokes, one who just broke up with his girlfriend and another who wishes he had a girlfriend. With the sadness that comes from being dumped, our hero decides they should take a trip hiking just to get away and clear his head, so they randomly pick a place out in the rural section of England. Unbeknownst to our heroes they land up in a village cursed by an ancient vampiress Camilla (see LeFanu's novella) where all woman who turn 18 become walkers of the dead. At the same time our heroes arrive, a group of college co-eds are in the town to write a paper on the folklore around Camilla and her "legacy". So begins a film of many things: a sex comedy, a gothic horror film, a British slapstick movie, and a gore fest, and to a lesser extent, an exploitation film. One would think that a film with lesbian vampires would be no more than exploitation but oddly it is not. Marketing of the film played on this but the film makers only followed the lead while mostly keeping it in the background as they followed the other paths that this film could follow.
I must admit this film was good in every way. First off, the film makers really got a great gothic and horror feel to it that you'd have seen in the old Universal horror films or the old Hammer horror films. The film is pure atmosphere. Second, the comedy works and it works well. There is the juvenile moments (see sword and sword handle) but you'll be laughing out loud. With the character of the vicar playing the film straight, the movie truly worked as British comedies do. Third, not once was I at a point that I felt I should shut off the film and do something else. I was engrossed throughout. To conclude, the film was just plain good fun.
For eye candy, the blood and boobs crowd will be delighted. It has absolutely beautiful women throughout and dressed in revealing if not fully revealing outfits. And the gore is everywhere. Many deaths and they are done quite well with excellent special effects. The whole film is obviously tongue in cheek so the violence is supposed to be a bit over the top. The music is mostly orchestral so you don't get the annoying soundtracks that you would in most films like this. I'd go in watching this film with an open mind, ignoring what the critics have mostly said. You'll come out delighted since it is a fun wild ride of entertainment and truly a good hour and a half of a flick. Enjoy.
I was amused!
Chrissy K. McVay | North Carolina | 01/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The concept alone (Lesbian Vampires) was enough to make me smile and the tongue-in-cheek style was hilarious. I love British, BBC types of subtle humor anyway and felt this comic horror was very well done. When a heart broken young man and his bumbling pal decide the only vacation they can afford is a hike in a little town they've never heard of, their lives are about to erupt in a humorous fight between good and evil. If you loved 'Shaun of the Dead', this should be the next dvd you add to your 'amusing horror' list.
Chrissy K. McVayShaun of the Dead"