Movie Review: Vampires Suck (2010)


I'm pretty sure the producers of Vampires Suck saw the comic potential of the Twilight Saga movies when the they were released. Unfortunately, the potential was not realized in the parody.

Based on Twilight and New Moon, Vampires Suck is a collection of gags that poke fun at the new age vampire mythos Stephanie Meyer created. From the overly twitching and lip-biting Kristen Stewart impersonation by Jenn Proske, to the dumb Edward-Jacob rivalry, each comic attempt is like a coin flip by the creative team-- they either work or fail miserably. By the time the film reaches the second half, the gags become misses.

Another beef I have with the film is that viewers must be fully aware of the Twilight universe in order for them to get the gags. For example, the Jacob doppelganger becomes a chihuahua instead of a mean wolf. If you didn't watch New Moon, that gag will leave you scratching your head.

If you ask me, Vampires Suck will be marginally enjoyed by Twilight film fanatics who will enjoy the inside jokes. If you're not a Twilight fan, you will think this movie literally sucks.


Rating: 1/5


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