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Vampz! Episode 3: All Tied Up

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In Vampz! episode 3, we’ve got our drunk little brother being kidnapped by the coked up vampire hunter, while our heroines (wannabe vampire and actual vampire) must figure out a way to save him.  Also coming into play are some new characters in the form of coked up vampire hunter’s gamer buddy who sits around playing video games against little kids, some random dude who apparently never sees any action and a very blue doctor.  Literally blue, not figuratively.

All of this makes for a highly entertaining episode especially the scenes between drunk little bro and coked up vampire hunter.  Equally fun is the conversation between wannabe vampire and actual vampire about why actual vampire can’t attack gamer buddy like she did coked up vampire hunter.  The vampire has morals, y’all but don’t worry she isn’t all sparkly like Twilight or anything.  😉  Oh and these characters do have names – I just have more fun describing them this way.

Still highly recommended web series and I’m eagerly awaiting the next episode.  If you STILL somehow haven’t checked this one out, friends, do so!  🙂

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Vampz! Webseries Episode 1

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!

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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!