2009 was a very quiet year for Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. And by quiet I mean we actually had a year where we were free from having to suffer through another one of their spoof-centric comedies. Subjugating myself to watch Meet the Spartans several years ago I was amazed that a comedy that was only a little more than an hour in length got the approval to be released in theaters. With the shortened running time of this summer’s Jonah Hex I hope this isn’t a trend to expect. $10 tickets for less than an hour and half’s worth of entertainment (and that includes the trailers before the feature starts) does not seem like you are getting your money’s worth.
Cashing in on the Twilight craze, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are to their spoofing ways again with Vampires Suck. While it doesn’t look like a “Now: That’s What I Call Pop Culture” heavy compilation of recent hit movies or entertainers it still manages to poke fun at Alice in Wonderland and Lady Gaga – a flavor-of-the-month celebrity at best – you have to remember this is a Friedberg/Seltzer movie after all. You know the guys that gave us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Disaster Movie. Well, at least the title of Vampires Suck is half right.
Watch the trailer below, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.
20th Century Fox delivers this vomit-inducing comedy to the masses on August 18th. Vampires Suck went into production near the end of May so that it could capitalize on the vampire craze, and so it could besiege theaters before Fully Mooned, another spoof that takes aim at the Twilight series.
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