Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) is a British horror/comedy directed by Phil Claydon and written by Stewart Williams and Paul Hupfield. Starring James Corden, Mathew Horne, MyAnna Buring, Vera Filatova; with Silvia Colloca and Paul McGann. Released in the U.S. as Vampire Killers.
Two no-hopers. One cursed village. A bus full of foreign female students and an army of salacious lesbian vampires. It’s gonna be one hell of a night!
BAFTA winning comedy-duo James Corden and Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) decide to escape their problems and head to Wales for a weekend of debauchery.
Things don’t quite go according to plan and they find themselves stuck in a village where all of the women have been enslaved by a legendary vampire curse. As the night unfolds the boys have to put all of their fears (and dreams!) behind them in order to rise to the challenge of becoming Lesbian Vampire Killers.
Rated R. 86 minutes. Watch the official trailer here …
My thoughts… Lesbian Vampire Killers is an funny homage to the classic Hammer horror films. Jimmy (Mathew Horne), who was recently dumped by his girlfriend, and his best friend Fletch (James Corden) go hiking, for a weekend of fun and end up in a small village cursed by the Vampire Queen, Carmilla, such that every female born there becomes a lesbian vampire on her 18th birthday! Enter a VW busload of sexy foreign folklore students, including adorable Lotte (MyAnna Buring), who are jamming to Norwegian rocker Ida Maria‘s insanely addictive “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” as they drive to the local cottage! “I won’t mi-i-i-i-i-i-ind / If you take off all your clothes – c’mon take ’em off / cuz I like you so much better when you’re naked / I like me so much better when you’re naked!” I love that song! Anyway, the movie’s a sexy, fun romp! Lesbian Vampire Killers is kind of like Jake West‘s horror/comedy Doghouse (2009) except with vampires instead of zombies. Vince (Stephen Graham), who is depressed over his recent divorce, heads off with his friends, including best friend Neil (Danny Dyer), for a weekend of fun and ends up in a small village infected by a bio-weapon that has turned all the women into flesh-craving zombies! See. They’d make a great double feature!
I posted about Ida Maria, Lesbian Vampire Killers and Doghouse previously on MHE (here).