Suck (2009)

Suck (2009)
Director: Rob Stefaniuk
Writer: Rob Stefaniuk
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Jessica Paré, Nicole de Boer, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Moby
A rock’n’roll vampire spoof about a down and out band, The Winners, who will do anything for a record deal.
Enjoyable vampire musical following a struggling rock bands rise to fame after one of their members gets turned into a vampire. The band along with their French roadie are an interesting enough mix of characters, with base guitarist and backing singer Jennifer well cast as the blood sucking eye candy. Throw into the mix a fun turn by McDowell as the vampire hunting Eddie Van Helsing (including back flashes from his past that includes footage from Lindsay Andersons gem O Lucky Man!). Then theres the rock cameos by Iggy Pop playing an ex pro turned music producer, Alice Cooper as a philosophical vampire barman, Henry Rollins as Rockin' Roger a rock radio jock and funniest of the lot Moby as a meat obsessed punk rocker. Another fun reason classic rock fans will keep interested are the well reenacted classic LP sleeves it pays tribute to these include Beatles Abbey Road, The Who's Kids are Alright, Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A., T. Rex's Electric Warrior. It does feel more in keeping with 80's vampire movies like Vamp or Lost Boys than modern ones but thats not such a problem, if it does have a flaw its that it plays a touch safe at times more for comedic value than scares, but overall a worthwhile watch.
(7 out of 10)

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