|Directed by:||Phil Claydon|
|Written by:||Paul Hupfield, Stewart Williams|
|Starring:||Paul McGann, James Corden, Mathew Horne, MyAnna Burning, Silvia Colloca, Vera Filatova|
|Released:||May 21, 2009|
Lesbian Vampire Killers has a catchy title and an equally attractive poster. That said, it’s not as juicy as the title suggests. It reminded me of Shaun Of The Dead – the key difference being that this English comedy spoofs vampires instead of zombies. It’s not as funny either. Stars James Corden and Mathew Horne have a long way to go to live up the comedic stylings of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Many years ago, a small English village was subjected to a nasty curse. Each girl is transformed into a lesbian vampire on their 18th birthday. You’d think that everyone would have left but for whatever reason, a few resident have hung around.
Jimmy (Horne) and Fletch (Corden) are two young, horny guys who have stumbled through town on a hiking expedition. When they walk into the town’s only bar, every person within stops and stares. They realise that these two fools will be fresh meat for the lesbian vampires. They point them in the direction of a special holiday cottage and send them on their way… expecting to never see them again.
The film had potential but I think it could have been better written. I chuckled a few times but many of the jokes fell flat. It wasn’t edgy enough and there definitely wasn’t enough material to make it last 90 minutes. I was tiring at the half way mark and this lacklustre review is reflective of that.