Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Review: Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

Lesbian Vampire Killers
IMDB rate: 5,2
Genre: Vampire, Comedic

I love this movie. I've seen it so many times already and I'm still not bored of it. The movie reminds me a bit of Shaun of the Dead, but slightly less funny. I really like this movie, even though it's weird as hell.

Centuries ago, Baron Wolfgang MacLaren vanquished the Vampire Queen Carmilla in the remote Cragwich; however, before decapitating the evil vampire, she curses the locals and descendants of the baron, swearing that every woman would turn into a lesbian vampire on the eighteenth birthday. On the present days, the clumsy and naive cuckold Jimmy is dumped again by his girlfriend Judy and misses her. His best friend Fletch is fired in his job of clown after hitting an annoying kid. The two friends are broken and decide to camp in the countryside to forget their problems, and Jimmy throws a dart in a map in a pub to decide where they should go. They head to Cragwich and when they arrive in the bar Baron's Rest, they see four hot girls leaving the place. The innkeeper offers the old Mircalla cottage in the woods for them, the same place the girls will lodge.
Meanwhile, Lotte, Heidi, Anke and Trudi have trouble with their van and Jimmy and Fletch reach them in the forest and they offer a ride to the guys to the cottage. They introduce themselves as students of folklore and they are researching the Vampire Queen Carmilla. When Fletch believes that he will have a night of beer and sex with three sexy girls and Jimmy and Lotte have a crush on each other, the cottage is surrounded by a group of lesbian vampires that intend to use Jimmy's and Lotte's blood to bring Carmilla back to life. They are abducted by the vampires, but Fletch escapes and meets Reverend Vicar that tells him that Jimmy is a descendant of the baron and only hope to stop the evil curse of Cragwich.

I think this movie is absolutely brilliant. The title of the movie is not very imaginative and in many cases that's a very bad thing for a movie. With Lesbian Vampire Killers it's different, it's actually a very funny movie even though the title is very dumb and commercial.

The movie starts of excellent, with great camera work and brilliant dialogues. A typical British movie, which is definitely not a bad thing. When the action begins it's absolutely not surprising since the movie's title is the biggest spoiler of all time. You get the vampires and they are indeed lesbian, they will also be killed eventually. No big surprises on that part but when they are being killed, things might start being a bit surprising... It's being set up as if it's a comic book, not in the Scott Pilgrim style, but in a mild style. It looks very good and gives a very nice touch to the movie.

There was also excellent acting in this movie. Mathew Horne and James Corden are making a great team together which reminds me a lot of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The humor is also quite the same as in Shaun of the Dead, but like I said, perhaps a tiny bit less funny.
I loved watching this movie, and I will probably still love it the next 10 times I watch it.

To be honest, I do not understand why this movie has such a low rating. It's absolutely brilliant and hilarious. You get exactly what you expected, but in this movie it's absolutely not a bad case. I think it's a brilliant movie, especially for a night together with your friends.

My personal rate: 8/10

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