Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Suck (2009)

The Winners are a failing rock group from Canada that can't seem to catch a break. That is, until their female bass player is bitten by a vampire, turning her into an electric rock goddess that quickly draws a new crowd. Now, the group must make a choice: drop the vampire and return to a crummy career, or continue on the bloody road to success and pay for the horrifying consequences later. SUCK is a great new twist on the tired vampire theme that offers a ton of fun and silly sense of humor. While the gags can be hit or miss, the band members are all enjoyable in their own separate ways, and the laughs flow at the same steady pace as the horror. Along with the killer cameos by rock legends Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, and Alice Cooper, Stefaniuk also sneaks in a number of clever homages to classic album covers as recreated by the characters on-screen. Even with the plot inconsistencies and iffy acting, the small production gives it a certain B-movie charm that couldn't have been recaptured with a bigger budget or name actors. Overall, SUCK is an entertaining Horror Comedy that is sure to become an underground hit!

Rating: 7/10.

If you liked SUCK, check out:
DEAD AND BREAKFAST, THE CONVENT, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.

7 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this one, sounds like B-Movie magic.
    Great post

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  2. Its good times DS, be sure to check it out!

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  3. Sort of sounds like a vampire version of Zombie Strippers - this will be another one what will go on my "to rent" list for when I go to the video store. Thanks for sharing the review with us!

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  4. I didn't even know this was out. I've been wavering on this one, but I think you've convinced me to check it out Carl.

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  5. As a fellow The Convent lover, Im sure you will enjoy it Becky!

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  6. This is one of the best, most fun movies I've seen all year. ROCKY HORROR for the new millennium.

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  7. I hope it does catch a new following, and super glad you turned me on to this one V!

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