This was originally posted on Rogue Cinema back in February but now that the rest of the series has been going up, I’m reviewing the whole thing here, episode by episode. To read the original, go here!
VAMPZ!, written by Omar Attia and Lenny Buccellato, is about the supernatural hijinks & misadventures of Simone, a “wannabe vampire” and her ditzy cheerleader roomie, Ashlee. Described on their Facebook page as “a horror comedy webisode series that could be described as Fright Night meets Three’s Company (without even a whiff of Twilight)”, I’d say it’s exactly that (although Twilight is mentioned though only in mocking ;)).
Currently, there’s only the first episode of this web series up on YouTube and it starts out strong with Simone interviewing several people as potential roommates. As the view switches from potential roommate to potential roommate, their hilarious stories of roommates past and their interests (really? Tentacle porn??) overlap to create a hysterical montage that really drives home the fact that finding someone to live with is scary business. To add to that scariness, when the three potentials say to Simone, “Gee, you kind of look like a vampire…” she responds with, “I AM a vampire! Duh!”. Oh Simone, with your black hair and gothy ways…we’ll see how far that gets you in life…
After another day of hapless searching, Simone’s annoying fraternal twin brother comes over to cheer her up. Or something. Then arrives, Ashlee, who can best be described as one of those annoyingly cheerful, ditzy cheerleader girls that you always kind of wanted to kick in high school. Simone is full of “No effing way!” till her brother points out that she’s already said no to 30 something other people and can’t pay the rent herself. With a sigh of disgust, Simone agrees to let Ashlee move in.
So what happens next? Oh, but that’s much too fun to give away, dear reader, so you’ll simply have to watch for yourself. This is exactly the kind of web series I love – silly, irreverent and with a touch of darkness. The script is fun and I love the way this is shot – not sure what kind of camera they used but there’s a blur around the edges that makes it all a little dreamy (oh and speaking of dreams, wait till you see the dream sequence in this one. Ha!). All the actors do a fine job with their parts with the stand out being Louis Bacigalup as Simone’s annoying brother (seriously I kinda wanna give the guy a good kick to the shins).
So head on over to Youtube and check them out!
Big UPS to both Natasha at Films and Things and JMount at Written in Blood for nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award (which oddly seems to have nothing to do with dragons which is a shame because I like dragons). Both are fab bloggers who are hella fun to read so go check them out!
Anyway…as with most things these days there are rules to receiving this, and they are:
- Display the Award Certificate on your website
- Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
- Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
- Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
- Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
So first, the 15 deserving bloggers:
Again, I’m going to go with my caveat of “If you want it, it’s yours”. Soooo many people hate getting tagged for these and I don’t want to be the one to make anyone cranky, lol. I think you are all awesome though and you all deserve ALL the awards (and ALL the monies, I might add). So congratulations, you are all ROCK STARS!! Or dragons. I suppose that’s more apt for this award…
Now for the best part; 7 interesting things about me!
Well….nah, I’m joshin’ ya. I’m not going to make y’all sit through 7 more intriguing, amazing and downright interesting facts about me. 😉 I think we all hear about me enough already on this blog. I guess if there’s anything you’re just dying to know you can ask away in the comments.
The director of Lord of Tears has been in contact with me and there’s quite a few things going on in the world of Owl Man. Read on below if you’re interested!
* Lord of Tears reached its first goal on Kickstarter – the new goal is £10k ($15k)! It seems you can also pre-order the dvd via Kickstarter as well so if interested, head on over!
* Lord of Tears has been accepted into the San Diego Comic Fest to be screened in October
* The kickstarter page features a new trailer for the film that has won some acclaim, being tweeted by Jim Parrack (True Blood) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond) Elizabeth Fies (The Commune) and Signe Olynyk (Below Zero)
* There’s a viral style video of the Owlman stalking teenagers on Omegle/chat roulette (I’m gonna check this out! Ha!)
* Exclusive stills taken of the antagonist (the Owlman) from a Victorian Childrens Hospital.
The Viral Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENT_i_L3bGc
Comic Festival Announcement – http://www.sdcomicfest.org/lawrie-brewster/
Trailer Link – https://vimeo.com/60118572
It is a blah, rainy day here (I didn’t even get out of bed till an hour ago that’s how blah it is) so when I’m done with work, I’ll be cuddled with my netbook watching movies and reading blogs so see y’all later!