CATEGORIES Comedy, Horror, Toronto International Film Festival, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, Toronto Film Festival, CinematicalThese days, vampires are almost as prevalent as the mirrors they never cast a reflection in. True Blood, Twilight, Lestat, Underworld, The Vampire Diaries, Cirque du Freak, Priest, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter... They're everywhere. However, while we might be inclined to knock any new film that tries to jump onto the pile, we can't really fault any horror indies. Vamps have always thrived in that realm; it's their home turf.
So you might remember that last year, I wrote about a little Canadian horror comedy called Suck and its interesting cast list -- Jessica Pare, Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, Iggy Pop, Moby, Alice Cooper, Carol Pope, and Henry Rollins. The film has since wrapped, is heading to TIFF next month (hat tip to MTV), and you can check out a trailer for the bloodletting after the jump. The brainchild of Rob Stefaniuk (of Phil the Alien fame), Suck focuses on a struggling band who finally finds success when the leader's (Stefaniuk) ex gf and bandmate Jennifer (Pare) becomes a vampire rife with "sexually charged charisma that drives the audiences wild."
McDowell co-stars as Eddie Van Helsing -- a one-eyed vamp hunter who's afraid of the dark, while Foley plays their manager, Pop plays a music producer, Cooper plays a bartender, and Rollins plays "Rock'n Roger" -- a radio dude with terrible hair. That alone has me sold. Heck, McDowell with a flashlight to "keep the dark away" is gold just on its own. But just to sweeten the pot some more, the film's full of songs like David Bowie's "Here Come's the Night" and The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil." Ready to Suck?