Sigourney Weaver has an impressive résumé: alien killer, Gozer's gatekeeper, doctor in charge of the Avatar program...and now she can add one more title to the list: vampire queen. The actress has joined the cast of Amy Heckerling's new romantic-horror-comedy (there's a phrase you don't see every day ... ), Vamps.

Weaver brings some credibility to a project that sounds like it could be interesting, but is coasting on the reputations of Silverstone (who hasn't done much of anything since the turn of the century) and Heckerling, who's never duplicated the success of Clueless. Sigourney will be playing Ciccerus, the age-old vampire whose fledgling vamps (Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) are living the life in New York until they are plagued by that stupid human emotion, love. Each girl will have to make a choice that jeopardizes their immortality and I'm guessing it resembles making a choice between Team Ciccerus or Team JacobEdwardSomeGuy.

But really, I echo Monika's statement that this could be a fun flick if Heckerling and the gang can pull it off. I love a good horror comedy (Army of Darkness, Dead Alive, Shaun of the Dead, etc.) and romantic horror seems to work pretty well where films like Dracula are concerned, but I'm not sold on this whole romantic-horror-comedy thing. Merging two genres is tough enough. Vamps gives me two very distinct (and distinctively different) vibes: it could end up being something like Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- in tone, if not in actual vampire slaying -- or it could be too much like Clueless, but with bloodsuckers. Option number two is not promising. Is Sigourney's addition to the cast making you any more interested in the project or does the idea of a romantic-horror-comedy seem like a film with no bite?