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The best thing about "Suck" is that while it's a good vampire comedy, it's also a play on indie band cautionary tale movies that has a few salient and pointed things to say about fame but is never overbearing or preachy.
I would really recommend this movie to horror fans. It's really entertaining and a lot of fun and you can really feel the makers' love of both horror and rock-n-roll.
So Suck is pretty under-the-radar at this point. It might end up being one of those movies that the trendy dudes talk about knowing about BEFORE it was popular though. For a low-budget movie it looks really great and has a great cast and fantastic rock legends for cameos and small roles. McDowell is great as "Eddie VanHelsing." As are Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins to name just a few of the rockers in the movie. But the primary cast is also really good. The star of the movie is also the writer/director and he does a very good job playing the "straight man" as it were. The humor is pretty spot on and flows naturally. The only thing keeping the movie from being really great is the pacing and the conclusion. The pacing is sort of all over the place and doesn't build to a worthwhile climax. And the end of the movie is just a little underwhelming. Almost like the writer/director/star knew he had to come up with something after the climax, but ran out of steam before he got there. And even though it is a comedy, I would have liked to have seen some moral repercussions for the main characters.
But it's still a very enjoyable movie, and if you're a rock aficionado you'll love pointing out cameos from veteran rockers since just about every minor and bit role is filled by a rock star. Suck should be enjoyed by groups of friends, or better yet, bandmates.
I've been running into some great Vampire films lately out there underneath the bats radar, & 2009 Canadian film, "Suck," is no exception. Clever, cutting edge Vampire comedy, with a drop of musical in it, about a struggling nowhere rock band, who turns into Vampires & finds success. Yes, this plot line has been used before, but never quite like this, as hilarious black comedy abounds, with imaginative twists on rock n' roll life on the road & Vampires!
You got to love a film that features surprisingly great, funny, witty appearances by, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, & Henry Rollins. A surprising, I'd never know it was Alex Lifeson of Rush, as a gung-ho US boarder patrol officer, LOL! Moby, as Buffalo, NY's, biggest rock star ego is a hoot as "Beef," the lead singer for a band who fans throw raw meat at while performing! How about Malcolm McDowell as EVH, that is, Eddy Van Helsing. Funny stuff! Then there is Dimitri Coats, as the Vampire who starts this all, who looks like Johnny Depp's "Mad Hatter" character on steroids, turned Vampire, which makes for a pretty convincing bloodsucker!
Wink's & nod's abound in this film to rock culture & Vampire lore. You have to watch intently to catch them all, & "Hugo" the roadie for the band as a Renfield type character about steals the show!
This film does not take it's self seriously, & you shouldn't either, otherwise the whole point will be missed, that point is fun! You have to stick with it, as it gets funnier as it progresses, & Director, Rob Stefaniuk is one to watch!
For lovers of Vampires with a wicked since of humor, you'll suck this one up!
The story is about a down-and-out rock band The Winners on a road trip. The band's leader Joey (Rob Stefaniuk, who also directed the film) knows the band has no future as their opportunistic manager Jeff (Dave Foley) deserts the band. But one night things start to change for the better. The bassist (and Joey's ex-girlfriend) Jennifer (Jessica Paré), who vanished into the night with a stranger, comes back and she looks different. Her skin is much paler and ... more importantly, she gives a sensational performance on stage.
But being a vampire comes with some down sides, as you know, and Jennifer is no exception. Some troubles ensue, largely because of her appetites. The band's drummer Hugo (Chris Ratz) is given the task of taking care of the dead bodies left behind. Meanwhile, a vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing (Malcolm McDowell) is in hot pursuit of the band getting more and more popular as they travel.
Part spoof, part road movie, and part rock-and-roll drama, "Suck" is a pretty enjoyable ride with good acting from the cast and amusing cameos from the rock icons including Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, and Henry Rollins as DJ "Rock'n Roger." The soundtrack songs are wonderful, but "The Winners" itself is not very convincing as a band that transforms into a rock sensation, especially Jennifer's bassist. The vampire/rock jokes get tired quickly, with characters not fully developed.Read more ›
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Love this movie. Having married into the music industry years ago, the truisms are comically accurate.
Love the music and wish the makers would release it on Amazon. Read more
I was surfing the Chiller channel although have never watched a movie from it when I saw Alice Cooper onscreen. So I decided to DVR the movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Simmons Fan
This movie is for those of us that like gothic rock & roll mixed with classical, and not a bad story about a band and their members turning into vampires one after another and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ralph Anderson
This movie is one of my favorites. Great music. Great musicians. Great actors. Only problem is there isn't a soundtrack. This movie is hilarious.Published 7 months ago by Patricia Rodriguez
Vampire rock band! Alice Cooper as Satan! Added plus, try to identify all the rockers in (uncredited) cameos in this laugh-fest!Published 8 months ago by Mark Crampton
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