Friday, February 18, 2011

What Was Wrong with 'Suck'?

Jessica Pare is a vampire with fangs.

It's a movie I should have thoroughly enjoyed. Suck is genuinely funny, clever, well-written and directed, and has a great list of cameo appearances. When I heard Mad Men actress Jessica Paré was going to star as a bass player in a band who gets turned into a vampiress, I was very excited about it. Jessica is a beautiful woman with a very interesting "look" about her. And Mad Men takes place in the early 1960's when ladies took extra care to look pretty and feminine, a period in which they aspired to look 'classy' in appearance. Jessica also displayed her copious breasts in the movie Hot Tub Time Machine, so my two images of her already juxtaposed very well in my mind. Add to that the prospect of her with fangs and it's a trifecta.

So everything I love about vampire movies is teed-up and ready to go: an innocent, pretty girl is transformed into a vampire and bites the shit out of lots of people and we see plenty of scenes of her with fangs. She even has devil eyes! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

But she just wasn't sexy. Don't get me wrong, Jessica did a fantastic acting job and the makeup was fantastic, but she just didn't do it for me. I can highly recommend the movie for all the same reasons I stated at the start of this post, it's really funny and the story kept my interest throughout, (unfortunately not like 95% of all other vampire movies ever produced).

At least I was able to grab a few good caps from the movie. It's no Hammer Studios vampire babes, but Jessica Paré with fangs will do.


Anonymous said...

That was the one thing I found meh if not for the other stars in it ie Alice Cooper and the like I would not have even watched it about the story that the only vampiress in it was just ok not over the top sexy.

For a movie with more female vampires in it lots of biting and so on Dead Cert was a little bit better.

Top 5 said...

My Top 5 Infectious Monsters...

5. Aswang
4. Zombie
3. Werewolf
2. Vampire
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