Director Amy Heckerling (Clueless,Look Who’s Talking 1 and 2) brings the feel good to a genre that’s been draining, no pun intended, us for some time. Her last successful endeavor was back in 1995 when she wrote and directed Clueless, also starring Alicia Silverstone. So fast forward a few years and take that Clueless formula add some hot chick vampires (Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) and some much older screen actors who give off that fairy godmother or father vibe and voila you have Vamps.
“Vamps” tells the modern day tale of two young beautiful female (Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) vampires living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality. Weaver plays the role of Ciccerus, a bloodthirsty “stem” vampire who has created a dynasty.
Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, Vamps is a comedy-fantasy-romance that puts a fresh and hilariously upbeat twist on the vampire genre. The film also stars Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Justin Kirk (“Weeds”), Kristen Johnston (Bride Wars), Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange), Zak Orth (Romeo + Juliet), and Marilu Henner (Johnny Dangerously). It was produced by Lauren Versel, Molly Hassell, Stuart Cornfeld, and Maria Teresa Arida. Executive Producers include Stanislaw Tyczynski, Julie Kroll, Kamal Nahas, John Jencks, Lisa Wilson, Stephen Hays, and Peter Graham. Vamps was produced by Lucky Monkey Pictures and Red Hour Films.
Anchor Bay Films is sending Vamps out in a limited theatrical release on November 2nd, followed by Blu-ray/DVD on November 13th.