This Friday my gory fiends is all about those blood sucking liars....no not politicians....vampires.I have to be honest, vampires are not my favourite undead creatures and I like to read about them more than I do watch them. There have been some great classics though. I could have spoke about one of these films. (Bonus points if you can tell me what films they are)
What do you do when not only are you the new kid in town but your brother gets turned into "a goddamn shit-sucking vampire"? Simple.... tell mom and then call in the Frog brothers! There are so many awesome characters in this film I couldn't restrict my fan girling to just the vamps. Don't stress we will get around to our fang bearing friends shortly. So Sammy (Corey Haim) and Michael's mother moves them out to Santa Carlo "Murder capital of the world" to live with their eccentric grand-pop. I could only wish I had an extra granddad who loved taxidermy, being frugal and vintage cars. I also love when films make a little nod to other films when Sammy and Michael open a cupboard of craziness, smiling and saying "talk about Texas chainsaw massacre" makes me want to high five the screen. Yes I am that sad! No I am not doing it now.
The film is full of beautiful one liners like the one above. Which no doubt will be littered across this blog.Not to mention the coolest named dog ever. I know I did this last #FridayFright but that 80s fashion all big bad hair, oiled up men and dodgy shirts. Santa Carlo looks like the place to be full of high energy, fun fairs, parties and comics. Comics are all over this film and I want to read them all. Can someone take me to the Frog brothers shop please?
|Pfft come on Sammy Horror comics are the best kind!|
|Comics and 80s fashion *swoon*|
You could argue that the film actually makes a string point of teenage peer pressure with how the turn of Michael is handled. Teasing and pushing him to be a part of them just to impress the girl. Come on Michael jump off a bridge, bang on some eyeliner and then you can moodily sulk around your bedroom in sunglasses until it is time to party. There are some awesome scenes that really glamorise these edgy vamps. I love when they rip of the roof of the couple which just shows they mean business and have some serious strength. The thought that a vampire could just rip off the roof of a car scared the hell out of me when I was a kid.
There is also an amazing motorbike scene which makes you feel like you are a part of it and really gets the confusion and fear of Michael across. I still love the fact that these vampires love riding motorbikes and causing trouble as well as snacking down on the town.
My only downer is the totally uncool leader who has himself down as Daddy vampire. Come on Mom when a dudes dog chases you down that hard it is time to look for love elsewhere. I do however love the creative vampire killings. Water guns full of garlic, death by stereo and lots of fun action.
"one thing about living in Santa Carlo is I never could stomach...all the damn vampires"
Who is your favourite blood sucker? Let me know in the comments below or even just rave about the curly mullets I want to hear from you!
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