If you’re the type of person who likes to stay at home on the weekend, like me, then right about now is the time where you’re trying to decide what movie to watch. One of the regular features here will be a Netflix Instant recommendation.
This week’s pick is Suck. Which doesn’t!
Yes, it’s another vampire movie, but it’s NOTHING LIKE TWILIGHT!! This is because it actually has a plot, characters that you will actually like, and vampires who don’t sparkle! Because VAMPIRES DO NOT FUCKING SPARKLE, GODDAMIT. You know who sparkles? Glitter kids at an Ecstasy rave (if that is still a thing)!
The movie is about a band that will do anything to find success. Their bass player is bitten by a vampire and suddenly they are on the road to fame. You might recognize the bass player because she and her overbite are also appearing on Mad Men as Megan, the future ex-Mrs. Don Draper. She’s perfectly cast as a vampire since there’s no escaping those choppers.
Who else is in this movie, you may be wondering. Well, let me just drop some names such as Malcolm Fucking McDowell as Eddie Van Helsing, Dave Foley as the band manager, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson ETC. ETC.! Yes, Alex Lifeson from Rush is in this movie, which proves to you that this movie was made in Canada, eh?
What I really liked about this movie is that it didn’t take itself too seriously. It’s campy, but not too campy. There are a lot of visual jokes that you will see if you watch carefully. I particularly enjoyed the Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA tribute.
There is a lot of music in the movie too, and it’s actually good. I am going to try and find the soundtrack. I think that the soundtrack could be on the level of The Lost Boys soundtrack.
I’m not sure how this movie escaped my attention until today, it’s pretty sad that it got overlooked somehow.