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Suck (2009)

Malcolm Mcdowell , Dave Foley , Rob Stefaniuk  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Malcolm Mcdowell, Dave Foley, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins
  • Directors: Rob Stefaniuk
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003RHZ6KM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,265 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Suck" on IMDb

Special Features

Making-of documentary “Down to the Crossroads or: How to Make a Movie Suck” including cast/crew interviews,
Audio commentary with writer/director Rob Stefaniuk and cinematographer Gregor Hagey, Burning Brides “Flesh and Bone” music video

Editorial Reviews

The Winners are a down and out band who find their road to stardom by riding rock-n-roll’s highway to hell. It all begins when their bass player, Jennifer (Jessica Paré), disappears with a mysterious vampire and reemerges with a sexual charisma that drives the audiences wild. Now, The Winners are topping the charts and blazing a bloody trail across North America with legendary vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing (Malcolm McDowell) hunting them along the way. Who knew fame and immortality could “suck” like this?

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Canadian "Shaun of the Dead!" October 17, 2010
Format:DVD
Okay, so maybe it's not quite the classic that "Shaun" is, but this is a really, really fun horror comedy. I rent all the video store horror movies and it is rare that one comes along that's as good as "Suck." Well-shot, well-acted, great story, "Suck" feels like it's taunting critics with its title, but then it turns out to be a really solid film with what I thought would be just your typical blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameos until it turns out that Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins (who is HILARIOUS) and Alex Lifeson are all just characters in the movie. Who knew Lifeson was so funny?

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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good blend of music, campy-ness, and storyline October 26, 2010
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a couple of posters have made comparison to rocky horror. thought this movie was better. alice cooper is on-screen for more than just a cameo and adds something to the mix. also a good performance by malcolm mcdowell as the vampire hunter. this is one of those movies that people have barely heard about now but will gain momentum as time passes. it's on my halloween shelf to watch yearly at this point.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suck definitely doesn't... blow October 6, 2010
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Sorry. I couldn't think of a non-cheesy title for the review.
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHERE is the OFFICIAL SOUND TRACK for this MOVIE! July 30, 2013
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Come on GUYS! make a GREAT MOVIE that really SUCK
then don't put out a GREAT SOUND TRACK CD to SUCK
right alone with it! THAT REALLY BITES the Burning Brides,
and the Winners,BUT WE ALL LOOSE.give us our MOVIE
SOUND TRACK!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
4 Stars = Classic

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!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tune in to KCUS December 3, 2011
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A giddy, goofy piece of rock and roll camp that delivers on all counts, from the homages to classic rock albums and pictures to the cameos from Moby, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Alex Lifeson, "Suck" makes glorious hash of the overworked vampire movie and rock band films. Dave Foley manages "The Winners," a mediocre band that travels in a hearse and can't catch a break. That is, until the sexy female bass player gets bit and becomes a goth idol. Before you know it, the band is gaining fans by the thousands, leaving a trail of groupies in their wake and Malcolm McDowell on their trail.

There is no real attempt to make this anything but a corny cult flick, even the 'animation' is hokey. Alice and Iggy are obviously having a blast chewing their parts, and there's an hysterical inside joke regarding Moby as the lead singer of a rival band. The original songs are just good enough to be Spinal Tapp-ish, but not too bad as to make you graon. The soundtrack itself contains the likes of Lou Reed, Iggy, Cooper, David Bowie and The Burning Brides, and is a true addition to the film. "Suck" is exactly the kind of film that should be on the A-List for a few decades' worth of Halloween parties.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly Witty Take on a Tiring Genre
Comedies whose focal point are to poke a little fun at a genre most times fall short. This one does not. The story and humor is very original. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RochPikey
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the worst "B" vampire movie out there by far
I wouldn't clear a space in my calendar to watch this, but if you've got a little time to kill...go for it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by vamp fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gem!!
This movie is awesome!! It is one of those movies you can watch over & over. The music is descent too!
Published 1 month ago by Susan L. Stahnke
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock & Roll and Vampire licks.
This should be considered an underground classic. It is a sexy spoof of the vampire genre and uses both drugs and members of the Rock and Roll family to achieve it goals.
Published 6 months ago by vincent perretta
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop Steal the Show.
Literally, there's nothing better than cooper, or his daughter, or iggy pop. It's a b-grade film and its more comedy than anything BUT it's a good movie.
Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Powdrill
1.0 out of 5 stars SUCK REALLY SUCKS!
I only rated it one star because you do not have a lower rating than this. If you had a "total crap" rating, that would describe it perfectly. Read more
Published 8 months ago by SuperNova
3.0 out of 5 stars Overall a Pretty good movie
If you're into movies with Alice Cooper in them. You might get what you hoped for. He's better as a Heavy Metal preformer than a movie star.
Published 9 months ago by Thomas J. Coyle Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars movie Suck
I give it 5 stars. I love it when the beautiful actress Jessica Pare became a vampire and bit that beef guy.

excellent... I love it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Alex Crunchmonster
5.0 out of 5 stars suck
Best band-become-vampire-movie ever! And Alice Cooper's in it. You can't lose! It's definitely one to watch over, and over, and over . . .
Published 10 months ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This movie is amazing. This has to be my favorite movie with star musicians. Love the style, music and the actors. This is a great cult movie.
Published 11 months ago by Batman
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