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It’s a Canadian horror comedy and it’s called ‘Suck’

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 25, 2009

by Monika Bartyzel – Cinematical.com

These days, vampires are almost as prevalent as the mirrors they never cast a reflection in. True Blood, Twilight, Lestat, Underworld, The Vampire Diaries, Cirque du Freak, Priest,

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter… They’re everywhere. However, while we might be inclined to knock any new film that tries to jump onto the pile, we can’t really fault any horror indies. Vamps have always thrived in that realm; it’s their home turf.

So you might remember that last year, I wrote about a little Canadian horror comedy called Suck and its interesting cast list — Jessica Pare, Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, Iggy Pop, Moby, Alice Cooper, Carol Pope, and Henry Rollins. The film has since wrapped, is heading to TIFF next month (hat tip to MTV), and you can check out a trailer for the bloodletting after the jump. The brainchild of Rob Stefaniuk (of Phil the Alien fame), Suck focuses on a struggling band who finally finds success when the leader’s (Stefaniuk) ex gf and bandmate Jennifer (Pare) becomes a vampire rife with “sexually charged charisma that drives the audiences wild.”

McDowell co-stars as Eddie Van Helsing — a one-eyed vamp hunter who’s afraid of the dark, while Foley plays their manager, Pop plays a music producer, Cooper plays a bartender, and Rollins plays “Rock’n Roger” — a radio dude with terrible hair. That alone has me sold. Heck,

Jessica Paré

Jessica Paré

McDowell with a flashlight to “keep the dark away” is gold just on its own. But just to sweeten the pot some more, the film’s full of songs like David Bowie’s “Here Come’s the Night” and The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Make Up Department
  Graham Chivers … dental technician
  Cliona Furey… hair department head
  Iantha Goldberg … assistant makeup artist
  Colin Penman … assistant makeup department head
  Jordan Samuel … makeup designer

Special Effects Department
  Graham Chivers … special effects technician
  Steve Newburn … special effects technician
  Ron Stefaniuk … special effects coordinator

Visual Effects Department
  Tony Cybulski … digital compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
  Luke Groves … visual effects production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
  Mark Thomas-Stubbs … lead digital effects artist
  Chris Wallace … digital intermediate colourist



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