Vampires seem to be everywhere these days don’t they? Their popularity has produced many films over the years and the quality varies. Yet they rarely feature any humour and rely more on dark drama or romance. This film couldn’t be any more different. Lesbian Vampire Killers is a brilliant piece of comedy and horror.
The story focuses on our two main characters, Jimmy (Matthew Horne) and Fletch (James Corden) who decide to hike to a remote village they find on a map. After meeting a bunch of girls who get turned into vampires they end up going through a series of funny and disgusting events involving a sword with a dubious handle, a vampire queen, a red moon, Paul McGann and a gay werewolf. This is starting to sound like something a Twilight fan would write while stoned out of their mind. Well as strange as it sounds it is an oddly interesting story despite the sheer ridiculousness.
One thing to bear in mind is that the effects in this were designed to be disgusting to the eyes. Instead of gore we have some weird, white, gooey, stuff that I think were supposed to be bodily fluids or something along those lines. There very little blood which doesn’t feel like a big blow considering what the vampires are like in this. There’s some nice CG effects that come in to use at various points like the end which has a big bolt of lightening going through its villain after she is stabbed by the sword with the curious handle.
The acting is in my opinion one of the films strong points. Matthew Horne and James Corden are both great as Jimmy and Fletch and almost comparable to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Shaun of the Dead. Almost. Paul McGann is amusingly cool as the crazed Vicar who just falls short of being main character material. Lotte (MyAnna Buring) is somewhat cool in her scenes thanks to a good effort from Buring. As for the villain known as Carmilla (Lesley Firestone) she isn’t the best of all the vampire’s to be seen in films mostly because she is too underdeveloped to be seen as scary or anything like that. Well at least she beats Edward from Twilight.
While it has some disgusting moments this is one British horror film that has enough laughs to be worth seeing. Oscillating from hilarious to risque Lesbian Vampire Killers is a fantastic vampire film and comedy.