SUCKTASTIC SATURDAY WITH ‘VAMPS’

See what I did there, in the title, that thing about “sucktastic.”  Yes, that is indeed, sir or madam, a PUN.  First, here’s the story from SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:

The film and television rights for Nancy A. Collins’ young adult trilogy “Vamps” has been snapped up by Mukerjee-Brown Productions.

Shelley Brown and Lucy Mukerjee will oversee development of the series – which encompasses three books: “Vamps,” “Night Life” and “After Dark” – and are currently shopping the property around to various networks. “Vamps” was published last summer under the HarperCollins’ HarperTeen banner; “Night Life” followed last month and “After Dark” is due this July.

Set on the Upper East Side of New York City, the series looks into the lives of a group of prestigious bloodsucking daughters who attend night school at the elite Bathory Academy. There they learn to hone their abilities before venturing out for a night on the town. But their world is a sea of shifting loyalties, vicious rivalries and salacious revelations.

“With this fantastic series, Nancy has proved she has her finger on the pulse of the current teen sensation. The books of a Gossip Girl appeal with a Twilight edge and are perfect material for a hit TV show.”

After Dark Films founder Courtney Solomon is on board to executive produce.

OK, now, who, from that outline, in the horror community, is going to not take a giant shit all over this?  Come on?  How can you have more suckatude?  Gossip Girl Meets Twilight?  Fucking BRILLIANT!  Oh my GOD, I never thought a show could be worse than FRIDAY THE 13th, THE SERIES, but by golly they’ve gone and found one.  To quote so many YouTube commentors out there, “if you watch this, you are gay.”  Holy shit.  Just, oh fuck that sounds like such a bad concept.  Almost as bad as Stockholm Syndrome.

3 Comments »

  1. I really digged Stockholm Syndrome… Seen it in Erie… Good film for low budget.

    Comment by John — February 28, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  2. Well John, I have to say that I actually AM glad that this film has an audience. I’m not that big a fan, as may be apparent, but it’s actually refreshing to hear someone aside from the 4th Floor staff enjoy the movie. (If you’re not associated with the staff in any way).
    I keep hearing the term “low budget” bandied about with regards to this film and I just have to wonder…how low did they go? $100? $3? The thing is, in my review, I didn’t care about the budget. It could’ve been put together with duct tape and macaroni and I would’ve enjoyed it had any actual talent been present (i.e. writing talent, directorial and cinematography talent, acting talent), but it just wasn’t there.
    Shame really, as I really prefer the independent scene. I just can’t get behind a flick that has no substance to it. Violence for violence sake does not a horror movie make.
    I will admit that it was a good idea. The follow through was just less than stellar.

    Comment by aaron — March 1, 2009 @ 2:23 am

  3. It kept my attention and had some shock value that I wasn’t preppared to see at an indie level. So, my hat is off to them for making a film like this with such a small budget. If the film can keep my attention, I think the film maker did his job. I met some of the 4th Floor guys at a convention in Cleveland and they all seem like good guys. Gave me some free stuff which was cool of them.

    Comment by John — March 1, 2009 @ 11:22 am

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